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.

Comments (17)
  1. wow says:

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

  2. w says:

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

    1. really says:

      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.

      1. Mabel Hornschlinger says:

        Be nice young man!

  3. gangsta land says:

    Hey bozo, Joe’s comment is perfectly pertinent.

    And johnny gets honorable mention for next most pertinent.

    Luv ’em both!

  4. Just saying says:

    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.

    1. ignorant says:

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

  5. break the cycle says:

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

    1. Willie Nailer says:

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

  6. Kevin says:

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

  7. ignorant says:

    You miss understood what President Obama meant by that statement.

  8. ignorant says:

    You misunderstood what President Obama meant by that statement.

  9. food says:

    Looks like early man.

  10. lpmutt is not a Rocket Scientist says:

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

  11. jackactionhero says:

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

  12. here says:

    @ 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

  13. Donquarius the FN says:

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

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