Man Charged in North Minneapolis Triple Shooting

Updated: 07/18/2014 7:23 AM
Created: 07/17/2014 4:13 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Charges were filed Thursday in the shootings of three women in North Minneapolis last week.

Nineteen-year-old Delonte Thomas of Minneapolis was charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder and three counts of first-degree assault in the July 9 shooting, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Around 1:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to a shooting on the 3500 block of Fremont Avenue North. Witnesses reported Thomas was carrying a semi-automatic gun, got into a disagreement with other party guests and left the party.

According to the complaint, Thomas returned later and fired a series of gunshots. 

All three of the victims had serious injuries and were taken to North Memorial Medical Center, where they had surgery.

Thomas remains in custody. Bail has been set for $1 million.

The shooting came just hours after Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau pleaded with people to put their guns down and stop the violence as she expanded resources to try to curb crime in the area.

Delonte Thomas, 20, of Minneapolis
Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

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