Teen pleads guilty to Northeast Minneapolis murder in failed carjacking
A Coon Rapids teenager charged in connection to a fatal shooting in northeast Minneapolis has pleaded guilty.
Jered Ohsman, 17, entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree murder Monday.
According to a criminal complaint, on June 11, 2019, Steven Markey was shot at the intersection of 14th Avenue Northeast and Tyler Street Northeast. The complaint said Ohsman and a 15-year-old accomplice approached Markey's car with a gun. During the incident, the two fired the guns, striking Markey twice.
Markey attempted to drive away but crashed his vehicle. He later died from his injuries while at a hospital.
After the shooting, Ohsman and the teen were seen on surveillance video changing clothes and hiding a backpack that contained the weapons used during the shooting, the complaint states.
Once it was determined that Ohsman was a suspect in the shooting, law enforcement learned that he and the 15-year-old suspect had been arrested together for suspicion of auto theft and burglary.
Ohsman was 16 when the crimes happened but was certified to stand trial as an adult in January. Ohsman was also certified to stand trial as an adult in connection to two robberies that occurred on June 9.
According to a complaint, Ohsman later admitted to police that he'd shot Markey while trying to steal his vehicle. He allegedly told authorities he'd told Markey to get out of the vehicle and nobody would get hurt, but shot him when Markey started to reach for something he believed could've been a gun.
His sentencing in Markey's murder is set for April 17.