MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 21-year-old community college student has been charged in the fatal shooting from early Saturday morning outside a Minneapolis bar, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.
Cedric Chappell, Jr., who lived in south Minneapolis but went to school in North Dakota, was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Willie James Smith III, 22, of St. Paul.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 62 More Deaths As Omicron Variant Arrives In Minnesota
Chappell was also charged with attempted second-degree murder for shooting at another man in the incident, who was injured.
Police were called around 2 a.m. Saturday to the Blue Nile Nightclub in Minneapolis, after a fight broke out at the bar, located at 2027 E. Franklin Ave.READ MORE: NFL Week 13 AFC East Preview: CBS Boston's Levan Reid Calls AFC East Title Fight A Battle Of 'Big Brother Vs Little Brother'
The fight spilled out into the parking lot where the shooting took place.
According to a criminal complaint, two groups outside the bar began shooting at each other. During the shootout, Chappell shot Smith in the chest and shot the other man in the leg, according to the charges.MORE NEWS: SportsLine Week 13 AFC West Picks: 'Denver Designed Well To Stop What Kansas City Does,' Says Larry Hartstein
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and the other man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.