Minneapolis man charged with murder in connection with fatal shooting

Derelle Keith Todd Photo: Hennepin County Jail. Derelle Keith Todd

Updated: October 05, 2020 11:15 AM
Created: October 03, 2020 02:01 PM

A suspect arrested in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday in north Minneapolis was charged on Thursday. 

According to court documents, 30-year-old Derelle Keith Todd from Minneapolis is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of illegally possessing ammunition or a firearm.

Todd is currently in custody in the Hennepin County Jail, and his next court date appearance is scheduled for Oct. 27. His bail has been set at $1 million.

1 killed in overnight shooting in north Minneapolis; suspect in custody

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, on Wednesday at around 12:48 a.m., officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation around on the 3500 block of Bryant Avenue North.

When police arrived, they found an adult male victim who had suffered a gunshot wound. Officers attempted life-saving measures until paramedics arrived to take the victim to North Memorial Health Hospital. Police say he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police later identified the victim as 28-year-old Jacob Smith. 

After searching the area of the shooting, police contacted Todd, who police said was "hostile" and "resistant" to the investigation. 

According to police, the evidence indicated Todd was a person of interest in the shooting, and he was detained.

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