Minneapolis man charged with attempted murder

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

Edward Tyrone Davis, 27, was charged in the May 11 shooting of another man that occurred at a Minnetonka apartment.

According to the criminal complaint, police responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 11:44 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in his midsection. A female witness, identified as victim’s girlfriend, was also at the scene. She reported that she was at home with her two-year-old son when she heard pounding on her patio door and found Davis, the father of the boy, trying to enter. She unlocked the door and he forced his way in. The two were arguing when the victim came into the apartment. Davis immediately pulled a handgun, which had been concealed, and fired at the victim. The victim picked up the child, but then released him as he ran down the hallway of the apartment. Davis pursued the victim. The witness also ran out into the hallway and saw Davis shoot the victim multiple times in the back. The victim collapsed and Davis fled the scene.

Officers began searching for Davis and located an address for him. At 12:26 a.m., they observed a man getting out of a car and identified him as Davis. The officers pursued and stopped the car to question the driver who said Davis had called and ask him for a ride because Davis’s car had broken down. The driver had picked Davis up on Highway 169 and drove him to the address where officers had seen Davis being dropped off. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence where Davis had been dropped off and they went inside and arrested him.

Investigators obtained video from the apartment building of the victim’s girlfriend, which showed Davis chasing the victim down the hallway and running out the main entrance.

Davis is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Davis criminal complaint