Man convicted in Minneapolis shooting that killed 1, paralyzed another

James Wren Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections. James Wren

Updated: June 30, 2020 04:53 PM
Created: June 30, 2020 04:44 PM

A 36-year-old man was convicted Tuesday for his role in a June 2019 shooting in Minneapolis that killed one person and paralyzed another.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said a jury convicted James Wren of unintentional second-degree murder and first-degree assault in connection to the shooting death of Michael Clark.


According to the attorney's office, on the morning of June 10, 2019, police were called on the report of a fight in a parking lot on Hennepin Avenue. When police arrived, they heard gunshots.

A witness at the scene pointed to Wren as he was fleeing the area.

This marks the first murder case to go before a jury in Hennepin County since the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the county attorney's office.

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