Murder charge against two men in fatal Minneapolis shooting

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Two men were charged with second-degree murder in the weekend death of Anthony Hill-Prowell in his Minneapolis home, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.

Kevin Lemar Jones, 31, of Omaha and Antwion Demon Crawford, 29, of Crystal were each charged with a single count in the shooting death of the 28-year-old Hill-Prowell in his home at 3506 Emerson Ave. N. The two men were captured in Omaha and are awaiting extradition from Nebraska.

When police arrived at the house about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Hill-Prowell was able to tell them that one of the men was his friend Crawford. A woman in the house, who witnessed the shooting, said it was Jones who did the shooting after Hill-Prowell allowed them into the house, according to the criminal complaint. They apparently were trying to rob him before they shot him. Hill-Prowell died at North Memorial Medical Center that same night from a gunshot to the back.

The men fled after the shooting, but Crawford returned a short time later looking for his car keys because the men were locked out. He didn’t see them and ran again. Police recovered the keys, obtained a search warrant for the car still parked out front and found a backpack inside with a license and other identifying papers for Jones, the complaint states.

Criminal Complaint (PDF)

Jones Criminal Complaint (PDF)