A teenager was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting a younger teen in the back and wounding another person near a north Minneapolis gas station two weeks ago.
Dayshawn O. Dobyne-Jones, 18, of Mounds View, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting on Oct. 7 near the intersection of N. Lowry and Logan avenues.
Da’vontae R. Wallace, 16, of Minneapolis, who went by the nickname Day Day, was shot multiple times around 4 p.m. on Oct. 7 and died at the scene. A cousin of Wallace’s was shot twice and survived, police said.
Dobyne-Jones remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail ahead of a court appearance Thursday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.
While the charges did not allude to a motive for what is one of the city’s 68 homicides so far this year, police said at the time that a dispute between two groups of people preceded the shooting.
According to the criminal complaint:
The cousin said he and Wallace were shot after leaving a gas station.
Video surveillance from the scene showed the incident, including Dobyne-Jones sneaking up behind Wallace and his cousin. Dobyne-Jones then got in a car and left the scene. Officers tracked the car to Dobyne-Jones’ mother.
Questioned by police, Dobyne-Jones and his mother said he was the suspect captured in surveillance photos.