A 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with firing a shot that grazed a St. Paul state legislator's daughter last week.
Authorities say Darnell A. Dunn, of St. Paul, fired at a group of people gathered on the steps outside the Summit-University home of Rep. Rena Moran, DFL-St. Paul.
The lawmaker's daughter, Diamonde Moran, 19, was struck in the left breast. She identified the shooter to police after several young men who were with her denied knowing who he was, the charges say.
"OK, if you all aren't gonna say anything then I am -- it was Darnell Dunn shooting," Diamonde Moran was quoted in the Ramsey County District Court complaint as saying.
She told police that she knew Dunn from school. She added that she did not know of any disputes between Dunn and the men with her.
Charges say her brother told police that Dunn is a member of the Selby Siders street gang.
Dunn, arrested Wednesday, told police he was at his aunt's house when the shooting occurred about 6 p.m. on May 10. He also said he had been fired upon a few days earlier in the Summit-University area. He said he saw two people wearing hoodies, but didn't know who fired the shots, the charges say.
As a 17-year-old, Dunn pleaded guilty in juvenile court to first-degree aggravated robbery, state court records show. He also has felony convictions for fleeing police in a motor vehicle, simple robbery and third-degree assault.
He is being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.