Third Man Arrested & Charged in Downtown Shooting


The third man involved in the downtown gun battle earlier this month has been arrested and charged, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

Demarco Lavelle Gunn, 23, of Minneapolis, was charged with second-degree assault in the gun fight that occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Sept. 12 on Fifth Street near Hennepin Avenue. Six people were wounded in the shootings, including Gunn, and two other men were arrested and charged last week.

At a Minneapolis City Council Public Safety Committee hearing last week, Freeman announced there was a warrant out for the arrest of a third man, but did not reveal any details. Gunn is the third man.

According to the criminal complaint, once the gun fire stopped, Minneapolis police officers arrested two men and confiscated two handguns. They also provided help to six people with gunshot wounds, including Gunn, who was unwilling to provide police with any information about how he was wounded. An ambulance took him to the hospital and he has since been released.

However, police noted that Gunn was wearing a distinctive multi-colored jacket. When investigators reviewed video of the violence, they noticed Gunn, in his multi-colored jacket, running east along Fifth Street and firing back to the west where a large number of people were standing. Also in the area where Gunn was aiming were the two men already charged in the shooting.

Those two men, 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.

Criminal complaint (PDF)