Charges were filed on Wednesday against a Columbia Heights man in connection with a shooting early Saturday in Minneapolis that left one victim paralyzed from the neck down, authorities said.
Shannon M. White, 22, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person.
The shooting happened at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Old Colony gas station at 1624 Washington Av. N., about a mile north of downtown. In July 2010, a man was killed and two others injured in a shooting there.
According to the complaint, a fight broke out among a group of people at the gas station and White fired at least six shots at the victim's back. One bullet hit him in the neck; another shattered a car window.
Parts of the incident were recorded by a surveillance camera. Police identified White from that video and picked him up as he walked west on Plymouth Avenue N. near Lyndale Avenue N., the complaint said.
White has a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for burglary and drug possession. He was being held in the county jail in lieu of $1 million bail, with a first court appearance scheduled for Thursday.