Affidavit: Teen was showing off gun before it fired, killed 15-year-old in Columbia Heights

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights last week.

The boy, from Minneapolis, is charged with second-degree manslaughter after Derryanna Davis was found Friday suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Anoka County Attorney’s Office is seeking to have the boy certified as an adult.

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A juvenile petition states that Columbia Heights police were called to the 3900 block of Third Street Northeast at 11:57 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Callers indicated a bullet had entered an apartment through an exterior wall and struck Davis.

However, investigators determined the bullet that hit Davis was fired from inside the apartment and talked to a teenage boy and a teenage girl at the home. The petition states that they both initially claimed the bullet came through an exterior wall but later said the girl had arrived with two unknown males who both had guns. One of them pointed the gun at Davis and it went off, and both then ran away.

According to the petition, investigators determined eight juveniles were in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Four of them told police they came to an apartment from a Wendy’s because they wanted to smoke. They also noted the 16-year-old and another teen were showing off their guns at Wendy’s.

Police noted the juveniles’ statements regarding what happened were different but the 16-year-old was either playing with the gun or possibly asked the group to dare him to shoot Davis before the gun was discharged.

The shooting remains under investigation.

The teen’s next court hearing is scheduled for April 26.