Lavell Jacvon Piggie indicted by Hennepin County Grand Jury
Lavell Jacvon Piggie, 20, has been indicted by a Hennepin County Grand Jury on first-degree murder charges for killing two individuals February 10, 2022, after a suspected dispute over a significant quantity of missing narcotics, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
The indictment came March 2 and listed four counts against Mr. Piggie, two counts for each victim: two counts of first-degree intentional premediated murder and two counts of first-degree intentional felony murder.
Prior to the indictment, Mr. Pigige had previously been charged with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree unintentional felony murder in connection with the case. The case is set for trial on June 26.
According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a report of gunshots near 2031 Sheridan Ave. N in Minneapolis around 3:40 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2022. Upon arrival, officers observed a four-door sedan which had jumped the curb and come to a stop in a snowbank. The rear passenger-side door was open, but the vehicle was running and was still shifted into drive. Officers observed two males with gunshot wounds in the front seat who were soon recognized to be deceased.
Lavell Piggie Criminal Complaint (PDF)
Using a combination of phone data, surveillance footage, and witness accounts, the investigation established that Mr. Piggie was seen entering the four-door sedan with the two victims and the group then drove for eight minutes across North Minneapolis. At approximately 3:42 p.m., surveillance video in the area recorded eight gunshots. Witnesses and surveillance video then tracked an individual later identified as Mr. Piggie exiting the vehicle after the gunshots and fleeing the scene.
Further investigated led officers to recover significant amounts of suspected crack cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl, and various other narcotics; over $3000 in cash; and a baggie filled with .40 caliber live rounds of ammunition from Mr. Piggie’s residence.
Mr. Piggie is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail with bail set at $2 million.