Charges Filed in August Homicide
A 29-year-old man is facing second degree murder charges for a shooting death that happened in August.
Shots were fired around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, on the 2200 block of Fifth Avenue South.
Police responded to the scene and found a victim, identified as 30-year-old Michael Wesley Jones of Minneapolis. Jones died at Hennepin County Medical Center just before 9:30 p.m. that night.
Police say the shooting happened in the hallway of an apartment building in the area. Using cellphone records, police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Darrius Davantae Parkman, who had allegedly fled to Chicago. Parkman was arrested Thursday, Sept. 6, on a warrant for an unrelated aggravated robbery case.
According to police, Parkman admitted that he intended to rob Jones during a drug deal, then he shot the victim during a struggle.
Parkman is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.