A Brooklyn Park man faces assault charges in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl in north Minneapolis' Camden neighborhood earlier this month, possibly in retaliation for an earlier attack, authorities said.
Marquise Trevon Hammonds-Ford, 20, was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday after a traffic stop near 26th and Lyndale avenues N., according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County district court on Friday. He was booked later that night into Hennepin County jail in connection with the shooting, which occurred Aug. 9 outside of a house in the 4100 block of Dupont Avenue N., the complaint said.
Hammonds-Ford, who goes by the street name of "Tank," was charged with four counts of second-degree assault and lying to police officers, according to prosecutors. His bail was set at $100,000.
“Any acts of violence against our children impact us all,” police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Michal said Friday in a blog post. “Minneapolis police officers and investigators worked diligently to bring this case to a conclusion.”
Prosecutors said that about 4:30 p.m. on that day Hammonds-Ford hopped out of a dark colored SUV and opened fire on a group of at least people hanging outside the house, striking the girl in the left bicep. She was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale to be treated.
One of the people at the house told officers that he shot back at the SUV to protect his family.
Authorities said the incident may have been in retribution for a shooting two days earlier near 35th and Penn avenues N., in which two men were shot. One of the victims, Michael Polk, 32, of Eagan, later died.
A 34-year-old man, who was among the people targeted in the Aug. 9 shooting, was later charged with Polk's murder, according to a search warrant application filed this week.