2 Charged After Now-Fatal Minneapolis Shooting

2 Charged After Now-Fatal Minneapolis Shooting Photo: KSTP

December 21, 2017 11:04 AM

Minneapolis police say two adult males are in custody in connection to a now-fatal shooting on the 1400 block of Portland Avenue South last Wednesday.

A release states officers responded to the call around 9:14 p.m. Wednesday. There, they found a 34-year-old male who had suffered a gunshot wound.


He was transported to Hennepin Medical Center and was originally listed in critical condition. But he has since died.

Darryl Lamont Wilkes, 26 of Minneapolis, was charged Monday with second degree murder. His brother James Wesley Wilkes, 28, was charged aiding an offender-accomplice after the fact.

The criminal complaint alleges the shooting occurred at an apartment where several homeless individuals were staying. A witness told police the apartment was being rented by a man in jail. But the witness believed it was being run by Wilkes, whom the witness knew as "Fatboy."

The witness alleges he saw "Fatboy" get into an argument with the victim, whom he knew as "Jamaica." That argument, which the witness believed was over the victim showing up to the apartment unannounced, led to the shooting.

The name of the victim will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. Official charges against the two males were expected later Monday.



Frank Rajkowski

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