MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 19-year-old man is facing murder charges for fatally shooting another teenager Monday in the parking lot of a north metro Cub Foods.
Vaughn Coklas, of Andover, is charged with second-degree murder with intent for the shooting of Staveonte Brown at the Northdale Boulevard Cub Foods in Coon Rapids, court documents filed in Anoka County show.READ MORE: Woman, 69, Dies After SUV Collides With Pickup In Chisholm
According to a criminal complaint, witnesses saw Coklas drive into the parking lot and Brown sit down in the front passenger seat of his car. The two soon got into a fight, which spilled outside, with cash falling onto the pavement. As Brown was trying to pick up the cash, Coklas shot him. Witnesses told investigators that Brown, a Coon Rapids native, didn’t appear armed or threatening.READ MORE: Security Changes Coming To The Minnesota State Fair
Officers arrested Coklas at the scene. Emergency crews tried to resuscitate Brown, but he was pronounced dead in the parking lot.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Youths In Custody After Fireworks Display Ignited At Eagan Hy-Vee
If convicted of the murder charge, Coklas faces up to 40 years in prison.