Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Plea for Murder, Minneapolis Man Agrees to 40-Year Prison Sentence
Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced today that her office secured a second-degree murder guilty plea from Dajohn Cortez Ramon Yarborough, 32, of Minneapolis, with an agreement for a 480-month prison sentence (40 years). Yarborough pled guilty to one count of second-degree murder and admitted to shooting and killing one individual in south Minneapolis on April 2, 2022. The County Attorney’s Office required Yarborough, who had been out of custody, be immediately taken into custody today following his guilty plea. He will be held without bail until sentencing on November 20 at 1 p.m.
“This was a senseless and devastating tragedy,” Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty said. “We will hold those who commit violent crimes accountable and incapacitate them with long prison sentences when it is necessary to protect the community. My thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones, I hope this guilty plea will help them on the path toward healing.”
According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis police and emergency medical personnel responded to multiple gunshots fired outside an apartment building near the intersection of 24th Street and Elliot Avenue South in Minneapolis on April 2, 2022.
On arrival, officers found a 28-year-old man who had been shot in the chest. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Security camera footage captured clear images of the shooter, which were used to identify Yarborough. Additional footage from the apartment building showed the victim standing outside the front doors when Yarborough approached on foot and opened fire using a handgun with an extended magazine, striking the victim multiple times.
Ten discharged cartridge casings were collected at the scene.