Crystal shooting victim considered 'thoughtful' and 'a good dad'

February 19, 2019 10:42 PM

Family members of a 20-year-old Monticello man killed in a shooting are mourning. 

"For [other family members], I have to at least appear or try to be strong, you know? I can't say, it's going to be alright," Deshawn's father Lamond said.

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DeShawn Chamberlin McCabe suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest on a shooting that happened last Friday night in Crystal. 

His parents say their son was a prankster. He was also considered thoughtful and a good dad to his son. 

RELATED: Man killed in Crystal shooting identified

"He was amazing, I'm gonna miss him," Chantal McCabe said.

A news release from the Crystal Police Department said officers were called around 7:45 p.m. to the 3000 block of Sumter Avenue, in front of the Crystal Village Apartments, on a report of someone laying on the ground in a parking lot.

When officers arrived, they located a 20-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was identified as McCabe, according to a news release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner on Sunday. 

RELATED: 1 dead after suffering gunshot wound in Crystal

"He was going to be the best father in the world," Lamond said. 

Police say the incident was not a random act and it is being investigated as a homicide. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Crystal Police Department at 952-258-5321. 

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