A 22-year-old man faces felony charges stemming from a Minneapolis shooting in which stray bullets hit an occupied school bus.
Robert James Hampton was charged Friday in Hennepin County District Court with illegal possession of a firearm and second-degree assault.
Police said Hampton was involved in the shooting, which happened near 28th Street and Stevens Avenue S. on April 12. At least one bullet hit a home on the corner, and two entered a school bus that was carrying three young children.
One shot lodged between the bus driver's back and her seat back, police said. A 9-year-old boy on the bus was scratched slightly, probably from window glass broken by a bullet.
A witness told police that Hampton had been beaten up at the home on the corner a few weeks earlier. Police executed a search warrant for the hotel room where they learned Hampton was staying, and found a loaded semiautomatic handgun in a safe. Because of a previous conviction, he can't legally possess a firearm, police said.