Man wanted for fatal April shooting in Minneapolis

A Minneapolis man has been charged with murder in connection to a shooting outside an apartment building in April.

Dajohn Cortez Ramon Yarborough, 30, is charged with second-degree intentional murder and illegal possession of a gun in connection to the death of 28-year-old Darrell Lamont Sims II.

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Minneapolis police officers were sent to the area of Elliot Avenue South and East 24th Street at around 10 p.m. on April 2 after multiple gunshots were reported. There, officers found Sims collapsed near a home, apparently suffering from a gunshot wound. Sims was taken to a hospital but later died from his injuries.

A witness told police two men ran from the area where Sims was found, a criminal complaint states. Investigators then determined the shooting happened outside the front doors of an apartment complex and Sims had ran from the scene before collapsing near a home, which was south of the apartment building.

Security footage showed Sims walking up to the apartment complex doors just before 10 p.m. when a large man approached and started shooting at Sims. The complaint also notes that the suspect had a gun with an apparent extended magazine.

Confidential informants and Yarborough’s conditional release agent all identified the suspect as Yarborough.

According to the complaint, Yarborough has past convictions for assault and drug possession, and has previously been the subject of at least 10 bench warrants. He’s also absconded from supervised release at least six times, including this past January following his release from prison last July.

As of Friday morning, Yarborough wasn’t in custody.

If convicted, the murder charge carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, while the firearm/ammunition possession charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $30,000 or both.