Two men charged with murder in separate, unrelated incidents

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Two men were charged with murder in two separate, unrelated incidents, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Glenn Smith, 59, of Brooklyn Park was charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting Saturday of 58-year-old Bobby Evans, who had no permanent address. Devon Manley, 28, of Brooklyn Park was charged with intentional second-degree murder and second-degree murder in a drive-by shooting in the killing of Shanette Marable of Minneapolis, who was celebrating her 31st birthday when she was shot. Manley also was charged with attempted second-degree murder and two counts of a felon in possession of a gun.

Both men are expected to make their first court appearances Wednesday.

In the first case, Smith’s wife told police that Glenn Smith and Evans were childhood friends. Saturday afternoon, Evans stopped by the Smith home in the 3800 block of 83rd Avenue North. By evening, they had been drinking heavily for several hours and they began to argue, according to the complaint.

The argument turned physical, with pushing and shoving and then Evans tackled Smith to the floor in one of the bedrooms. Smith’s wife interceded and began pushing Evans to the door of the house. But Glenn Smith emerged from the bedroom with a gun and fired a single shot to Evan’s head, according to the complaint and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report. Evans was dead when police arrived.

In the second case, a man driving a gold Infiniti Sport Utility Vehicle flagged down a squad car just after 8 p.m. on July 11. He was bloodied and said his passenger, Marable, had been shot. Police checked for a pulse but it was too late. Her two-year-old child in the backseat was covered in blood and glass and suffered cuts, according to the criminal complaint.

The driver told police he was stopped at 26th and Emerson Avenues North when as many as nine shots were fired as his SUV, shattering a window and wounding Marable. He did not see who fired the shots. Police pulled surveillance video and were able to identify Manley as the driver of a Jeep, who pulled alongside the left side of the SUV and fired shots, the complaint states.

Investigators took the video to the man who was shot at and he identified Manley by his nickname.  Police found Manley in Brooklyn Park on Jan. 8 and arrested him. In a search of his home, they found a 9 mm handgun. Manley has a 2011 conviction for second-degree assault and another in 2012 for felon in possession, making him ineligible to possess a gun, according to the complaint.

Devon Manley Criminal Complaint (PDF)

Glenn Smith Criminal Complaint (PDF)