Minneapolis man pleads guilty to fatally shooting 16-year-old in July

Andre Owens Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Andre Owens

Updated: February 12, 2020 03:54 PM

A man charged with murdering a 16-year-old in Minneapolis in July has pleaded guilty.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Andre Owens, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.


According to a criminal complaint, Minneapolis police were called about a possible shooting in the area of Colfax Avenue N. and 30th Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. on July 19. When officers arrived, they found Quayshun Felton lying on the street unresponsive, bleeding from his head.

2nd man charged in connection to fatal Minneapolis shooting in July

Felton was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Dash camera footage from a vehicle parked nearby captured the shooting and showed two suspects on bicycles as the shooters. The complaint states Felton's friend, who was with him at the time of the shooting, knew and recognized the shooters and identified Owens as one of them.

Owens was arrested on Aug. 15 and admitted to being one of the shooters, police said.

He's expected to be sentenced to 31 years (372 months) in prison on Feb. 18, the attorney's office said.

Shannon Lavelle Blackman was also charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of illegal possession of a firearm in the shooting. His case is still progressing through the court system.

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