MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The murder indictment against a 15-year-old Minneapolis boy has been made public in connection with the death of Nizzel George, the boy who suffered a fatal gunshot wound in June while sleeping on his grandmother’s couch.

Julian Kijuan Lamar Anderson (aka Funny Mo) was certified as an adult Wednesday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said.

Anderson faces four felony murder charges. He and 17-year-old Stephon Shannon are accused of shooting into the house of George’s grandmother, located on 4515 Bryant Ave. North. The teens allegedly fired six bullets at the house, one of which struck the 5-year-old George. He was two months away from his sixth birthday and about to enter first grade.

Anderson was indicted for the following charges: first-degree murder committed in association with a gang, first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and second-degree murder committed in association with a gang, the attorney’s office said. Anderson made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. His bail is set at $2 million.

Shannon faces the same four charges. He was indicted on Aug. 9. Anderson, according to the attorney’s office, was also indicted that day; but because he was not yet 16, the indictment was sealed until he was certified as an adult.


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