Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charges four in connection to Brooklyn Park shooting
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged four individuals in cases connected to an April 11, 2023, shooting in Brooklyn Park that injured three.
Three individuals have been charged related to the shooting itself with one count of first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon:
Deneco Lamont Plentyhose of Columbia Heights
Corey Cortez Stewart of Fridley
Jayquann Leon Kennedy of Saint Paul
A fourth individual has been charged with fleeing police during their investigation of the shooting. Ledale Julius Robinson (DOB: 3/10/2002) of Brooklyn Park has been charged with fleeing a peace in a motor vehicle and reckless driving (case: 27-CR-23-7951).
Brooklyn Park officers responded April 11 to the area of 3553 Brookdale Drive North in Brooklyn Park after multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting in the area. Upon arrival, officers located and identified a male gunshot wound victim (Victim 1). Victim 1 was suffering from four gunshot wounds. His condition was later determined to be serious, but non-life threatening. Victim 1 explained that he and his friend (Victim 2) came to the area in Victim 2’s red Ford 500 sedan because Victim 2 was planning on selling a pair of shoes to someone that Victim 2 had been talking to on the phone. Victim 2 then drove them to the area and Victim 1 sat in the front passenger seat. They arrived in the area and parked.
Shortly thereafter, a white sedan pulled in very close behind the red sedan, blocking the red sedan in its parking spot. A male wearing a black mask got out of the white sedan and then entered the rear passenger seat of the red sedan. The man in the mask and Victim 2 began talking and Victim 2 handed over a pair of shoes to the man. After that, two more men wearing masks exited the white sedan and approached either side of the red sedan. Victim 1 observed the masked man on the passenger side of the car pull out a firearm with an extended magazine. Victim 1 put his hands in the air expecting to be robbed. The man in the back seat then began asking Victim 2 if he owed anything to the people outside. Suddenly, as Victim 1’s hands remained in the air, at least one of the men began shooting into the car. Victim 1 was struck by gunfire but was able to exit the car and run away. He ran up to multiple townhomes and banged on the doors begging for someone to call 911. Meanwhile Victim 2 drove the red sedan away from the area, and the three men got back into the white sedan and drove away.
During the subsequent investigation, officers went to an address of a potential witness. As officers approached the address, they saw a dark gray 2016 Chevrolet Malibu leaving from the area of the given address. Officers followed the vehicle in their marked squad car until the vehicle came to a stop in front of another residence when officers activated their lights. As one officer approached the vehicle and called out instructions for the driver to roll down the window, the vehicle began driving away. Officers saw a passenger in the vehicle at this time.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle for a short period of time but eventually came back into contact and attempted a stop. The vehicle reached approximately 80 miles per hour. Around Humboldt Ave N & Hwy 252, the vehicle struck what appeared to be an orange construction sign shortly before coming to stop on Hwy 252 and surrendering to officers.
Deneco Lamont Plentyhose complaint (PDF)
Corey Cortez Stewart complaint (PDF)
Jayquann Leon Kennedy complaint (PDF)
Ledale Julius Robinson complaint (PDF)