Minneapolis Teen Charged In 3 Drive-By Shootings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 16-year-old Minneapolis boy is accused of being involved in three gang-related shootings and is believed to be involved in an unsolved murder, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.

Patrick Carl Timberlake was charged with three felony counts of second-degree intentional murder in connection with a March 5 incident.

According to a criminal complaint, Minneapolis Police were called to the area of 24th Avenue North and Dupont Avenue North on March 5 on a series of drive-by shootings. In all three incidents, the gunman was believed to be firing from a black Crown Victoria.

In the first shooting, an adult female reported to police at about 5:30 p.m. on March 5 that she had been shot in the foot after a drive-by shooting in the area of 21st Avenue North and Lyndale Avenue, according to the complaint.

Less than two hours later, a man was shot in the neck in the area of Broadway Avenue West and Penn Avenue North. Later that night, multiple shots were fired in the area of 25th Avenue North and Dupont Avenue. Three people had been targeted inside a Chevy Suburban, but none was shot or injured in the drive-by shooting, according to the complaint.

Timberlake was later identified as the person who shot the woman in the foot and the man in the neck. He denied any involvement in the shootings and told police he had not been in a car at all that day.

Authorities also said they believe Timberlake may have been involved in the Sept. 19, 2011 shooting death of 16-year-old Juwon Osbourne. At the time, he was a member of the Stick Up Boys gang.

The case is still under investigation at this time.

  • Jeff "Gangsta" J

    And the band keeps marching on……..and on………….

  • Jeff "Gangsta" J

    How is it hateful? ChiggerChaser is simply reflecting the reality of that “Community”

  • Jeff "Gangsta" J

    North Minneapolis:

    Wonderful schools, nice clean, safe neighborhoods. A place where citizens can enjoy the peace and quiet of a inner city neighborhood with well lit streets, an area where people take pride in ownership, a place where a myriad of world class dining is within walking distance and a place where everyone knows your name.

    • Love-me-burbs

      As I have been in Uptown many times, im still confused as to why its cool. Wierd looking people that dress strange doesn’t mean cool, as someone whos job takes them there weekly I struggle to see the greatness of this area, but i’m str8 also so that may have an impact.

    • MoneyTalks

      And if you would have studied harder in school… you could play with us. Cuttin’ class and smokin’ in the girls room really paid off, didn’t it there, Michele. It’s not a new concept. It’s been around since the dawn of education. Study, Think, Work = $$$. And $$$ = power. You had your shot hon. Don’t blame those of us who paid attention.

  • Spanky

    Been sick of paying for it years for a long time!

  • do do

    poor young lad, and he was getting his live together to…..now he may get weeks of probation, just when he was starting to have fun ….poor thing….

  • Bullet

    Did the little boy have a drivers license. Did the little boy have a conceal and carry gun permit. Who gave the little boy a real gun to play with. Who gave the little boy real bullets to play with. Boys under 18 supposed to play with TOYS. But in Minneapolis, maybe toy guns are considered dangerous too.

  • Wondering Why

    It has been a LIBERAL agenda and mindset that has kept communities like North Minneapolis the same. When there is ZERO expectation from a particular cultural group why are you surprised when they are lucky to get their GED. If there was 1/2 the scrutiny on this community that is expected of others MAYBE things might start to improve. Alas the LIBERAL mindset says that this community needs more more handouts, social programs, and affirmative action. COMPETITION is what improves the human condition NOT coddling which undermines their own efforts.

  • Kirk

    Jesse Johnson has proven to be one of the most priphetoc candidates of our time. He has a broad knowledge of current issues and stands for truth and justice! Remember what he says .make note of it, our future depends on leaders who aspire to guide us in the right direction.

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