Brothers charged in fatal Minneapolis shooting


Two men were charged in a fatal Minneapolis shooting, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

Darryll Wilkes, 26, and his brother James Wilkes, 28, both of Minneapolis, were charged in the Wednesday shooting of a man at an apartment at 1425 Portland Ave. S. The man died from his gunshot wound Sunday.

Darryll Wilkes was charged with second-degree murder and James Wilkes was charged with aiding an offender-accomplice after the fact. They are expected to make their first court appearances Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a shots fired in the 1400 block of Portland Avenue. When they arrived, a citizen was waiting for them, telling them that the shot came from inside the building. Police eventually found the victim, who has not yet been publicly identified, lying on his apartment floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Witnesses told police who some of the people were in the apartment when the shooting occurred and said that Darryll Wilkes argued with the victim, pulled out a gun and shot him. His brother then left with him and drove Darryll from the scene, the complaint states.


Darryll Wilkes Complaint (PDF)

James Wilkes Complaint (PDF)