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Gang Feud Leads to Charges in 2 Separate Mpls. Shootings

Updated: 05/06/2014 11:18 AM
Created: 05/05/2014 5:05 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The victim of a mid-April shooting in Minneapolis is one of three people charged in two separate gang-related shootings last month, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Twenty-three-year-old Kibbie Walker of Brooklyn Park was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, accused of shooting into a car with two women inside on April 30 near Hennepin County Medical Center.

On April 12, Walker was shot in the chest and stomach as he was leaving his job at Target Field. A coworker was also shot in the shoulder at the same time near the light rail station, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

James Lamar Davis, also known as 27-year-old Javon Leroi Davis of Brooklyn Center, was charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder for the benefit of a gang. Thirty-year-old Justice McGee of Bloomington was charged with aiding and abetting two counts of second-degree attempted murder for the benefit of a gang, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

"These shootings arise from on-going tragic violence between two street gangs," Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said at a news conference Monday. "This is mindless street violence and it impacts not only the victims but innocent people around them."

The criminal complaint states, Walker saw three men in hoodies the night he got off work at Target Field on April 12. He recognized one of the men as McGee and the other was Davis. A third man pulled out a gun and started shooting, according to the complaint. It's unclear if that man was arrested.

Walker was hospitalized and discharged the next day. The complaint states just before 1 p.m. on April 30, he allegedly fired shots into a black Chevy Impala near Eighth Street and Chicago Avenue. The victim, who was a passenger, went to Abbot-Northwestern Hospital. She was treated for a gunshot wound to her leg. The woman was being driven to the doctor for an appointment.

Walker was arrested at a store nearby.

Police found Walker’s grey sweatshirt and a gun that he allegedly got rid of as he ran from the shooting scene, according to the complaint. Walker’s fingerprint was found on the gun, according to police.

Mug shots were not available.

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