The third man allegedly involved in a downtown Minneapolis gun battle earlier this month has been charged with assault, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.
DeMarco Gunn, 23, of Minneapolis, was involved in the gunfight that occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Sept. 12 on 5th Street near Hennepin Avenue, authorities say. Six people were wounded, including Gunn. Two other men were arrested and charged last week.
According to the criminal complaint, once the gunfire stopped, officers arrested two men and confiscated two handguns. They also provided help to six people with gunshot wounds, including Gunn, who police say was unwilling to provide them with any information about how he was wounded. An ambulance took him to the hospital; he has since been released.
Police noted that Gunn was wearing a multicolored jacket. When investigators reviewed video of the violence, they noticed Gunn, in the distinctive jacket, running east along 5th Street and firing back to the west where a large number of people were standing, the charges say.
Maurice Carter, 25, and Detroit Davis-Riley, 26, were charged with nine counts of first-degree assault for shooting in the direction of police officers patrolling downtown. Davis-Riley also was charged with a felon in possession of a gun.