Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting ex 12 times in Minneapolis
A Maple Grove man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and shot her a dozen times this week in front of her child.
According to a criminal complaint, Minneapolis police officers responded to a reported home invasion around 10:19 a.m. Monday on Oliver Avenue North. The front door was kicked in, and a woman who had been shot several times was found upstairs with her young child on the floor beside her.
The woman was “severely wounded and was fading,” the complaint states.
The victim told police her ex-boyfriend, 40-year-old Tylynne Lashawn Wilson, shot her and “kept shooting until he was out of bullets.” She also said Wilson had threatened to kill her, the complaint states.
Later, the woman told investigators that she had gotten into an argument over the phone with Wilson the day of the attack. She said Wilson was upset about an Oct. 3 incident in which he shot her current boyfriend in the legs multiple times. Court records show Wilson is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm in a way that endangers public safety in connection with that shooting.
The woman said she hung up on Wilson and he then broke into the home a short time after. She retreated upstairs and into the bedroom. The woman explained that Wilson is the father of her 1-year-old daughter and that she “was excited to see her father and went to stand by him at the foot of the bed.” That’s when Wilson started shooting.
During treatment at the hospital, doctors determined the woman had been shot 12 times. She was taken off a breathing tube on Thursday and remains in stable condition, according to court documents.
A judge had granted the woman a domestic abuse no-contact order following an Aug. 30 incident in Maple Grove in which Wilson allegedly confronted her and accused her of infidelity before choking, punching and pistol-whipping her. Wilson was arrested after that assault but was released on bond on Sept. 3.
Police arrested Wilson again on Friday and booked him into the Hennepin County Jail. He’s been charged with first-degree attempted murder and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the shooting of his ex.
Prosecutors requested a bail of $2 million for Wilson, citing the multiple shootings he’s been involved in since being released from custody in September. They also noted they will seek an aggravated sentence if Wilson is convicted “based on the particular cruelty displayed and the fact that this act was perpetrated in the presence of a child.”
Wilson’s next court appearance has yet to be scheduled.