Authorities have identified the young man who was shot and killed last week at a north Minneapolis gas station.
George F. Zeon, 19, was shot in the head Thursday at the AmStar gas station on West Broadway between James and Knox avenues, and he died that night at North Memorial Medical Center, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Police have announced no arrests in what is one of Minneapolis' 26 homicides so far this year.
The gunfire erupted about 5:50 p.m., and responding officers found that Zeon had been shot several times.
Officers at the scene described the suspected gunman as a light skinned Black man with "very long dreadlocks down past his chest," according to emergency dispatch audio. He fled the scene in a car, the audio disclosed.
Zeon's older sister, Freddie Zeon, said Tuesday that George and his girlfriend stopped to get gas, "and the next thing you know, two guys come up on him."
The sister said the girlfriend told her the suspects asked George Zeon whether he was in a gang, and he said he wasn't.
That is when "they let out five bullets, and three hit him," Freddie Zeon said. "Wrong place, wrong time. That's what it is."
An online fundraiser has been started to help the family with funeral and related expenses connected to the death.Police want anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org.
Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482