Bail for suspect in Metro Transit bus shooting set at $2M
A victim has been identified in last week's fatal Metro Transit bus shooting in downtown Minneapolis.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said 51-year-old Tommie McCoy died of a gunshot wound to the head and neck.
Malcolm James Lessley, 26, was charged Friday with one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
Minneapolis Police officers responded to a report of a shooting near Parking Ramp A at First Avenue and Ninth Street in downtown Minneapolis at about 9:28 p.m. on Thursday.
According to a criminal complaint, dispatch indicated to officers that the shooting happened on a Metro Transit C-Line bus and one person was shot in the face.
When authorities arrived on scene, they found a man on the ground in a large pool of blood. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. A second man suffering from a gunshot wound to his face was unresponsive and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the complaint states.
Officers were able to detain Lessley a short time later.
Lessley appeared in court Monday and a judge set his bail at $2 million with no conditions.
His next court appearance will be in March.