young and armed  the scourge of teen gun violence

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Continued: A gun at 14, then a senseless killing

  • Article by: MAYA RAO and MATT MCKINNEY , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Last update: April 22, 2015 - 9:34 AM

“I know ‘Sorry’ won’t bring him back, but I am. I truly am,” said Malcolm, turning to face Trequan’s sobbing parents. “My actions ... I wasn’t thinking. I’m so sorry. I wish this would have never happened.”

Malcolm’s projected release date is in June 2029, less than a month after his 33rd birthday. Weeks before Malcolm entered the state prison in St. Cloud, Trequan’s family moved to a new apartment in northeast Minneapolis because they couldn’t bear the memories of his death.

Their new house is quieter without his large presence.

Dre’Quan, now 18, sometimes tells his mother that it should have been him. Not Trequan.

“No, it shouldn’t have been neither one of y’all,” his mother says. “Neither one of y’all deserved to die. It was just a fight.”

 

Maya Rao • 612-673-4210 maya.rao@startribune.com

Matt McKinney • 612-673-7329 matt.mckinney@startribune.com

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