2 arrested, charged in fatal Minneapolis shooting

Tyreik Lavel Perkins (left) and James Tyjuan Moore Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Tyreik Lavel Perkins (left) and James Tyjuan Moore

Updated: December 20, 2019 05:32 PM

Two men have been charged in connection to a fatal shooting in Minneapolis Thursday night.

Court records show 21-year-old James Tyjuan Moore has been charged with second-degree murder and 20-year-old Tyreik Lavel Perkins has been charged with aiding an offender.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a shooting on the 1700 block of Russell Avenue North at around 6:30 p.m. While en route, police heard dispatch about a report of gunshots at the corner of Golden Valley Road and Russell Avenue. The second caller indicated that two men had fired a gun at an SUV which then fled, the suspects then ran inside of a building near the 2400 block of Golden Valley Road.

North Minneapolis shooting leaves 1 dead

Shortly following the shots fired call, at approximately 6:32 p.m., other officers located an SUV that had crashed into a tree on Russell Avenue North. Police found one man in the vehicle, he was bleeding from the mouth and slumped over the center console of the vehicle. Officers provided aid until EMS arrived. The victim was later pronounced dead as a result of being shot in the back.

When officers arrived at the scene of the alleged shooting, they contacted the second caller who had witnessed the shooting. The witness stated that no one had left the building that the suspects had entered before the police arrived.

Police officers had "frozen" the building and obtained a search warrant to search the premises.

The apartment where the suspects were thought to be was cleared of two women and two children.

After a short delay one suspect identified as Perkins came out to the hallway and was detained. After another short delay, Moore came to the door and was also detained.

Police then executed the search warrant and found two handguns hidden in a couch, a gun magazine with live rounds on the floor in a bedroom closet and a single live round on the closet floor.

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