Man found guilty in 2019 north Minneapolis shooting
A Brooklyn Park man was found guilty by a jury Thursday in connection to the 2019 shooting that left 23-year-old Ky’Reon Watkins dead.
According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 26-year-old Michael Lashone Ferguson was found guilty of one count of second-degree murder.
A criminal complaint says authorities were called on the evening of Aug. 24, 2019, after reports of a shooting in the 2000 block of Aldrich Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned a victim had been taken to the hospital. The complaint says the victim—later identified as Watkins—died as a result of his injuries.
A witness later spoke to authorities and identified the gunman in the shooting as Ferguson.
Surveillance video from the area also showed Ferguson shoot at a group of men who had gathered on Aldrich Avenue, according to the complaint.
Ferguson was later arrested in Milwaukee.
His sentencing is set for Jan. 15.