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Man convicted of murder in 2018 Minneapolis shooting

Antwan Cosey Photo: Okaloosa, Florida, County Jail
Antwan Cosey

June 17, 2019 05:22 PM

A 38-year-old man was convicted by a jury in connection to a Minneapolis shooting that left one man dead in February 2018.

According to court records, a jury found Antwan Darnell Cosey guilty of second-degree murder.

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The shooting occurred just south of downtown Minneapolis on Feb. 27, 2018.

Two witnesses told authorities the victim, later identified as 42-year-old Frankie Golden, of Minneapolis, had been standing on the sidewalk outside the building at 727 E. 18th St. when another man approached him and an argument ensued, according to a criminal complaint.

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One witness, on the street at the time, reported the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband, pointed it at Golden and fired once. The other witness, who ran outside after hearing the commotion, said she saw Golden run toward the building's entrance before he collapsed.

That woman told police Golden had been waiting outside to visit his 9-month-old child when he was confronted, the complaint says. Golden later died at Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Police said they identified a suspect after video surveillance was shown to management at a nearby building; the suspect was seen entering and leaving that building around the time of the shooting.

Building staff identified him as Cosey, a resident of the complex since 2013.

Cosey's key fob records showed he last left the apartment on March 2, and surveillance showed him leaving with a "large bundle," according to the complaint.

Investigators learned Cosey had purchased a bus ticket to Texas departing early on March 3.

Minneapolis police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cosey, and Florida police arrested him on a bus in which he was riding when it arrived at a station in Fort Walton Beach in Florida's panhandle.

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