A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole for his role in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in 2011. Kemen Lavatos Taylor was convicted on nine criminal counts, including the first-degree murder of Rayjon Gomez, 13, and the attempted murder of two of Gomez’s teenaged friends, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
A Minneapolis teenager pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the 2011 shooting of 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez. Donquarius Davon Copeland pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. Copeland’s sentencing has been scheduled for March 24.
A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to what the Hennepin County Attorney calls “an almost incomprehensible crime,” which resulted in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.
A Hennepin County Grand Jury indicted a third man in 2011 shooting death of 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez.
A 16-year-old Brooklyn Park boy has been certified to stand trial as an adult, and his sealed indictment for first-degree murder in the Aug. 24 death of Rayjon Gomez was made public.
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.
A 13-year-old boy is dead and his 12-year-old friend is hospitalized after they were both shot Wednesday night in north Minneapolis.