Minneapolis Teenager Indicted In 2011 Murder Of 13-Year-Old

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Hennepin County Grand Jury returned a first-degree murder indictment against a Minneapolis teenager in the 2011 summer shooting death of 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez.

Donquarius Davon Copeland, 17, was indicted for first-degree murder and first-degree murder while committing a drive-by shooting. The grand jury, which was convened by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, also returned two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder while committing a drive-by shooting against Copeland for shooting at two other boys who were with Gomez on Aug. 24.

The grand jury returned the indictments last week but they were unsealed Tuesday. Copeland currently is in custody in the Anoka County Workhouse for second-degree assault on a different case.

“While all murders are tragic, it seems even more heart-breaking when boys are shooting other youths,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

  • wow

    But they’re just getting their lives turned around…..

  • w

    It’s not the kids fault ! adult are responsible.

    • really

      My brother was raised without a father figure with an alcoholic mother on welfare… he never killed or even hurt anyone – AND has never been in jail or used drugs! but he IS white, not black which must explain the difference in outcomes.

      • Mabel Hornschlinger

        Be nice young man!

  • gangsta land

    Hey bozo, Joe’s comment is perfectly pertinent.

    And johnny gets honorable mention for next most pertinent.

    Luv ’em both!

  • Just saying

    What do you expect. Second,third and fourth generation gang bangers. This kid never had a chance with the role models he has. The black system fails again. This is not an excuse for his actions. He needs to go to jail for a long time. It is to bad we have to pay for it.

    • ignorant

      Not just a fail of the black system – whatever that is.

  • break the cycle

    He’s in the Anoka jail on another charge. How about school and a job you worthless loser.

    • Willie Nailer

      I would like to delete my post, it was in bad taste and I Apologize!

  • Kevin

    Sick of it yet? Or are you ready for more?????

  • ignorant

    You miss understood what President Obama meant by that statement.

  • ignorant

    You misunderstood what President Obama meant by that statement.

  • food

    Looks like early man.

  • lpmutt is not a Rocket Scientist

    It is a national issue. Florida congress people? Idiot.

  • jackactionhero

    Obama? Really? People like you shouldn’t get to vote or have an Internet connection at all.

  • here

    @ Really. It dosent explain a thing, but you just wait. We will read about you tied up somewhere with your head busted in. So violence is not necessarily categorized by the colour of your skin. Think about it. Have a good day

  • Donquarius the FN

    He’s JAFN – period. Hope you enjoy your showers there Donquarius. Best bring some KY with ya…

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