An 18-year-old Burnsville man was charged Wednesday in connection with a Fourth of July holiday shooting in downtown Minneapolis that left a teenage boy dead and another man injured, said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Dejon Frazier has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Sabrae M. Mcalester, of St. Louis Park, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of another man.
Just after 2 a.m. on July 5, officers on foot patrol near a bus shelter near N. 4th Street and Hennepin Avenue heard gunshots and saw a crowd of people running from the area.
Police found a 24-year-old man who was shot in the leg as he emerged from a nightclub and Mcalester, with a fatal wound to the head.
Mcalester was the lone fatality in an unusually violent holiday weekend in Minneapolis during which at least 10 people were shot.
Video surveillance shows Mcalester in a small group that was arguing with another group involving Frazier.
A witness identified the shooter as a man in a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, and within minutes, Frazier was arrested wearing such a sweatshirt, police said.
A gun later was found near Frazier that ballistic tests revealed may be the firearm used in the incident.
Prosecutors were prepared to seek bail of $1 million at Frazier’s first court appearance, Freeman’s office said.