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Teen Charged in N. Mpls. Fatal Shooting Following Bus Confrontation

Updated: 07/30/2014 6:06 AM
Created: 07/29/2014 3:32 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A 16-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to a shooting death following an argument on a Minneapolis bus.

The shooting happened Thursday around 7 p.m. in a parking lot of the Penn Gas Stop on the 2600 block of Penn Avenue North.

According to the criminal complaint, 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. of Minneapolis was riding a Metro Transit bus when a group of people got on near 26th Street North and Penn Avenue.

Billingsley confronted the group and an argument took place about them harassing his son, the complaint said. Sources tell KSTP they were alleged gang members.

The bus driver told investigators he saw a person in the group, identified as 16-year-old Joshua Davis Ford, draw a gun from his waistband. Billingsley left the bus through the front door and Ford made his way to the back door and started shooting, according to the juvenile petition.

Video surveillance from the bus shows Ford firing at Billingsley. Six discharged cartridge casings and one fired bullet were found at the scene of the shooting.

Billingsley ran towards a gas station and Ford continued to shoot until Billingsley dropped to the ground, according to the petition. The bus driver tried to administer CPR. Billingsley was pronounced dead Thursday night.

Ford ran from the scene and was arrested Friday morning.

Ford's next court appearance is Aug. 8. Prosecutors filed a motion to have him certified as an adult in Billingsley's death.

Thirty-eight-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. of Minneapolis

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