2nd man charged in Target Headquarters arson

2nd man charged in Target Headquarters arson Photo: Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: November 20, 2020 04:47 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 04:44 PM

A second man has been charged in connection to the arson of Target Headquarters in August.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 34-year-old Leroy Lemonte Perry Williams is charged with attempt to commit arson. He made his first court appearance Friday.

Man charged in connection to arson at Target Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis experienced rioting and looting on Aug. 26 after a homicide suspect died by suicide but false rumors around the man's death spread.

At 11:06 p.m., Williams was caught on surveillance video lighting a cardboard box on fire and placing it inside Target Headquarters through a shattered glass door, a criminal complaint states. He was also seen making several additional attempts to start a fire in the vestibule of the building a few minutes later.

Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson was charged in September with one count of arson in connection to the incident.

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