Jury convicts in 2012 murder

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Hennepin County Jury took about five hours to convict a Minneapolis man in the 2012 murder of Parrish Gray as he was riding in a car, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

The jury returned the second-degree murder verdict against Jaylin Deshawn Dubose, 20, Thursday afternoon. He will be sentenced on Aug. 26 and prosecutors will be seeking the maximum 15 years in prison allowed under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines, Freeman said.

According to the criminal complaint and testimony in the trial which began last week, the 25-year-old Gray was a passenger in a car in the early evening of June 5, 2012. The driver told police that at the intersection of 18th and Irving Avenues North, a young man in shorts fired shots at the car.

Multiple witnesses identified Dubose as the shooter. Police also executed a search warrant to recover a gun believed used in the shooting.

After committing the murder, Dubose fled to Chicago where he finally was arrested 15 months later.