Man charged with attempted murder in November shooting at Brooklyn Park gas station
A man was charged with attempted murder Wednesday in connection with a Brooklyn Park shooting last month.
Daryl Shannon Williams, 43, was charged with second-degree attempted murder with intent via an order for detention.
At about 8:16 p.m. on Nov. 20, Brooklyn Park police responded to a shooting near the Speedway Gas Station in the 7500 block of Brooklyn Boulevard. They found the victim in an SUV parked in front of the station. He’d been shot multiple times. Before he was taken to the hospital, he told police that someone he knew only as "Joker" had been the one who shot him, according to a criminal complaint.
The victim was shot at least five times and suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, the lower pelvic region, abdomen, left arm and back. Medical personnel also told officers that he had a broken arm and needed bladder and bowel repairs, the complaint says.
On Nov. 23, the victim spoke with police in the hospital. He said that just before the shooting he saw Joker at his driver’s side door with a black compact pistol, the complaint states. He heard shots, opened his center console to grab a gun and fired back at Joker twice but missed. The victim gave police a picture of Joker which led officers to identify him as Williams.
On Dec. 2, a man told police that Joker had seen the victim at a bowling alley then followed him to the Speedway before pulling a gun, the complaint says. Surveillance video showed the shooting occur and police were able to identify Williams by comparing the video to surveillance footage from an apartment complex.
Williams was arrested on Tuesday and booked into Hennepin County Jail early Wednesday. He admitted to officers that he had been drinking on the night of the shooting and that he went to the bowling alley but denied going to the Speedway across the street and denied possessing any firearms, the complaint states.
Williams remains in custody and his bail is set at $500,000. He has previous convictions for domestic abuse and violating orders of protection. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.