Charges Against Mpls. Teen in Shooting Death Revealed
A Minneapolis teenager accused in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in Minneapolis has been certified as an adult, allowing the charges against him to be revealed.
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says Julian Kijuan Lamar Anderson was indicted for first-degree murder committed in association with a criminal gang, first-degree murder, second-degree murder committed in association with a criminal gang and second-degree murder in connection to the June 26 shooting death of Nizzel George.
Anderson and Stephon Shannon are accused of shooting into George's grandmother's house at 4515 Bryant Ave. N., with one of the bullets striking George while he slept on the couch.
Shannon, 17, was indicted on the same four counts Aug. 9. Anderson was indicted the same day, but because he was under 16 years of age, the indictment was sealed until he was certified as an adult Wednesday, the county attorney's office says.
Bail for Anderson was set at $2 million during an appearance in court Thursday, according to the county attorney's office.