MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people have been charged and one person is still on the loose following a fatal shooting in Minneapolis last weekend.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged 32-year-old Kashaun Damon Pierce of Richfield with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting. Pierce is not currently in custody, is believed to be out of the state and there is a warrant out for his arrest.

Also charged in the shooting was 21-year-old Janette Pliego of Richfield, the girlfriend of the victim. She has been charged with accomplice after the fact for misleading police several times during the investigation.

According to a criminal complaint, witnesses reported seeing several men arguing in the street late Saturday night near the intersection of 44th Street East and 33rd Avenue South in Minneapolis. Shots were then fired, and a man later identified as Delwin Cooper was killed. Authorities said Cooper died from as many as 11 gunshot wounds.

A car registered to Pierce was found the next day and towed by police to collect evidence. A BMW registered to Cooper was seen on fire in north Minneapolis, and a witness said they saw a man pouring gas on the car and then walking away. One other witness said Pierce had burns on his face after the car fire was reported.

Pliego is in custody and could face up to 13 years in jail for the incident. If Pierce is found and convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

Comments (7)
  1. Kevin says:

    She had jungle fever! Now she go jail fever…..you go girl!!!

  2. Katinka says:

    It was NOT the victims girlfriend. It was the girlfriend of the suspect. Please print the correct information. People’s lives are involved. This could get someone else hurt!

  3. DeeDee says:

    Lilspookspook. How on earth can you be so ignorant? Black people are all ignorant, lazy and trash??? Really??? Some are.. and I also know some real lazy nasty trashy white people. My ex- hubby being one of them. You might want to check your stats and see that whites are on welfare more than blacks…. which really shouldn’t be an issue because if you need help you need help. As for being lazy… you also might want to recheck your history. Whites slaved blacks… we did everything for y’all including nurse your little white babies… White slave owners didn’t do a thing for themselves and why should they? They had slaves to do it. I’m surprised that they wiped their own butts. Now perhaps you may want to rethink who are the lazy ones…. 2011 and people are still stupid!!

    1. check your facts says:

      You might want to check your history books too DeeDee…. There were wealthy Blacks that had slaves too. And even further back than the US, slave trading was happening for centuries.

      But they don’t teach you that in school do they – all that indoctrinating they do.
      Also shows you don’t have much of an education.

    2. ashamed says:

      Ok Ok Ok… You win.
      I’m ashamed for……well just breathing.
      Even though I personally never did anything to you, personally.
      But I’m willing to carry the guilt of days gone by, if it gives just one more
      person an “out” for anything that isn’t perfect in their life today.
      To all – send your checks to Dee-Dee.

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