MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 34-year-old man has been charged in the 1996 murder of Michael Baldeagle.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged William Dallas Chaboyea with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Baldeagle in an alley on the 1700 block of East 27th Street.

The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. on May 28, 1996. According to a criminal complaint, Baldeagle walked into the alley to talk with a group of people when a fight ensued and he was shot and killed.

Baldeagle’s death was determined to be a homicide. Since that time, investigators worked to identify and locate the people in the alley at the time of the shooting.

According to the criminal complaint, Baldeagle was a known member of the gang Native Gangster Disciple. Police say the other people in the alley that night were members of the Native Mob gang — which is a rival of the Gangster Disciples.

Police say Baldeagle walked up to the rival gang and flashed the Gangster Disciple gang sign. An argument followed and Chaboyea allegedly pulled out a shotgun and fired once at Baldeagle, according to the complaint.

Comments (8)
  1. Crazy Train says:

    He will look real pretty in an orange jumpsuit!

  2. Mother says:

    Isn’t your racist comment appalling?

  3. hood says:

    life in the hood. it cycle that goes around and comes around. life in the hood. u gotta be one to know one

  4. What??? says:

    Those are some of the dumbest gang names I have ever heard of. I guess the the Bloods and Cripes were already taken.

  5. What??? says:

    If you could not tell these are Native Americans. Therefore you would be considered the diversity to them you idiot. Your ignorance is showing better comb that back over.

  6. jus sayin says:

    Morons like this have to be in gangs and use guns because they don’t have the nuts to fight like real men. They are fat dirty grease balls. All those gang bangers couldn’t last 1 round in any real match like UFC….
    All a bunch of meat curtains.

  7. Bobber says:

    I bet he has had contact with the justice system previously.

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