Murder charge for shooting victim from upstairs window

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

A 26-year-old Brooklyn Park man was charged with murder for shooting another man in the back as he was fleeing down a South Minneapolis street, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday.

Daquan Bradley was charged with second-degree murder and felon in possession of a gun in the June 30 shooting death of 27-year-old Mario McGee of St. Paul.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman, identified as I.C., was in her south Minneapolis apartment shortly after 8 that morning with Bradley and several other people, when her ex-boyfriend, McGee, arrived. A fight soon began with Bradley and another man against McGee. Bradley and the other man forced McGee into the hallway, where they beat him until he was able to escape and run out the back door of the building.

A witness said that Bradley then went into I.C.’s bedroom with her and seconds later, the witness heard a gunshot and I.C. yell, “Oh my God, you just shot him,” the complaint states. Numerous witnesses told police they saw McGee running from the apartment building when he was struck by the bullet and collapsed at 24th St. East and Oakland Avenue South. Another witness reported hearing a window opening before the shot was fired.

Police arrested Bradley at his Brooklyn Park home and he had a 9 mm handgun in the waistband of his pants. He was convicted in both 2009 and 2013 for prohibited person in possession of a handgun, according to the criminal complaint. He is prohibited after he was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile because of an armed robbery.
He is expected to make his first appearance Wednesday.

(PLEASE NOTE: information we received after the criminal complaint was written indicates McGee was shot in the back, not the front) 

Criminal complaint (PDF)