2 Men Charged In North Side Fatal Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men have been charged in connection with a weekend homicide on the 2500 block of Logan Avenue North.

Police say a 19-year-old man was shot just after midnight last Saturday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the teen dead, with several gunshot wounds, and a 25-year-old man with non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to North Memorial Medical Center.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office later deemed the teen’s death as a homicide.

Minneapolis Police were able to identify two men involved in the shooting. Lonnell Javey Powell, 23, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. Tionne Gregory Hunter, 30, has been charged with accomplice after the fact, which is a felony.

According to the criminal complaint, the two men were at a residence owned by three women when three other men arrived. All were having drinks and discussing going out to the bars when an argument began between two of the men.

A large fight ensued, with the three women begging them all to stop because there was a child in the home. The three men were told to leave but before long, multiple gunshots were fired.

According to the complaint, Lowell shot the teen multiple times before shooting at the 25-year-old man, while he was running away, down a hallway.

After the shooting, Lowell got into a minivan, allegedly driven by Hunter and the two fled the scene. Hunter wasn’t located by police until Tuesday.

Police are still looking for more information in this case. If you know anything, call the TIPS line at (612) 692-8477.


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