The gunman who fatally shot another man in the head in a north Minneapolis residence over the weekend is a felon who was on probation at the time of the shooting, according to charges filed Tuesday.
Everett Williams Jr., 26, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was leaving Williams’ home in the 3300 block of Logan Avenue N. Saturday night with a woman. Williams was arrested at the scene and remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.
The name of the victim has yet to be released. Police have said that the two knew each other.
According to the criminal complaint, officers called to the home found a woman attempting to help the wounded victim. They also found Williams in the home, and a shotgun in the kitchen, along with a discharged casing.
No weapon was found on or near the victim’s body, and the autopsy findings showed that he was shot “at very close range,” the complaint read.
Numerous witnesses told authorities that Williams and his victim were arguing before the shooting.
Williams was on probation from a conviction in March 2013 in Hennepin County for second-degree assault. He was given a six-month sentence in the workhouse. His three years’ probation was to end in less than 3½ months. Terms of his probation included not possessing firearms and receiving counseling for anger management.