Teen certified as adult, pleads guilty in connection to fatal Rice Street shooting
A 16-year-old boy has been certified as an adult and has pleaded guilty in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on St. Paul's Rice Street last September.
According to a criminal complaint, Dimitri Ramon Herndon was charged with one count of second-degree unintentional murder.
A spokesperson for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office confirmed that Herndon pleaded guilty.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were called Sept. 9, 2019, on the report of a shooting at Rice Street and Winnipeg Avenue West.
When officers arrived, they located an 18-year-old man inside a store who suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim — later identified as 18-year-old Raumez Shawntez Ross — was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the complaint, investigators obtained surveillance videos from the area. The complaint goes on to say that the video shows Herndon pull out a gun, point it across the street and shoot.
Officers also found shell casings in the area where Herndon was seen standing in the video, according to the complaint.
Herndon is set to be sentenced on April 1.