MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crystal police are investigating a shooting that left at 20-year-old man dead Friday night.
It happened at about 7:44 p.m. in a parking lot of the Crystal Village Apartments, on the 3000 block of Sumter Avenue. Neighbors tell WCCO-TV they heard yelling, and then two to four gunshots.
Officers arrived to find the victim, DeShawn McCabe, with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers tried to revive him, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Police think the shooter and McCabe knew each other, and say there is a strong possibility that this was a robbery that ended in a shooting.
Chauntel McCabe is in shock about the loss of her son.
“I just can’t believe that this is real. He had so many dreams,” Chauntel said. “Everyone loved DeShawn. Everyone loved him.”
He graduated from Monticello High School, loved playing football and just recently became a dad.
“He was so excited,” Chauntel said. “He said, ‘I’m going to be a great dad, Mom.’ And I said, ‘I know you will.’ He was a good boy.”
Friday night, DeShawn told his mom he was going to buy a phone from someone, but he never came home.
“And this all over an iPhone,” Chauntel said. “Senseless.”
She mourns now for her own loss, and also her grandson’s loss.
“I thought about his son, he’s going to be 1 next month,” she said. “He doesn’t have a daddy, and I don’t have my baby.”
In the midst of this unthinkable tragedy, her faith and her family will get Chauntel through this.
“Closer than ever,” she said. “You never know. Make sure we tell them that we love them every day.”
Police are still searching for the shooter. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crystal Police via the Hennepin County Dispatch at 952-258-5321.
A GoFundMe page has been created for the McCabe family.