Man charged in connection to North Minneapolis homicide

Michael Ferguson
Michael Ferguson

Updated: September 13, 2019 11:22 AM

A Brooklyn Park man has been charged in connection to a shooting that occurred in North Minneapolis last month, according to court records.

A criminal complaint states Michael Lashone Ferguson faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by an ineligible person. 


The complaint says authorities were called on the evening of Aug. 24 after reports of a shooting on the 2000 block of Aldrich Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned a victim had been taken to the hospital. The complaint says the victim—identified as 23-year-old Ky'Reon Watkins—died as a result of his injuries. 

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A witness later spoke to authorities who identified the gunman in the shooting as Ferguson.

Surveillance video from the area also showed Ferguson shoot into a group of men who had gathered on Aldrich Avenue, according to the complaint. 

Ferguson was arrested in Milwaukee on Sept. 3. 

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