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.READ MORE: How Technology Can Help Police Track Down Stolen Vehicles
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.READ MORE: Wisconsin's Gov. Tony Evers Vetoes GOP Abortion Bills
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.MORE NEWS: WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Dec. 4, 2021
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.