Monday, July 2, 2012

Charging Document In Nizzel George Killing, Word For Word...

Facebook photo of Nizzel George from the FB profile of his father, Cornelius George, used under First Amendment Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Here is is, just copied and pasted, for readers to analyze. Click here to see original document on Hennepin County Attorney website.

PARAGRAPH BREAKS IN PROGRESS...

STEPHON TERRELL SHANNON CCN: 12196412

Complainant, Robert Dale, of the Minneapolis Police Department, has investigated the facts and circumstances ofthis offense and believes the following establishes probable cause:

On or about June 26, 2012, at approximately 8:34 a.m., officers of the Minneapolis Police Department weredispatched to a residence located at 4515 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, upon report of a shooting that had just occurred at that location. The report indicated that multiple shots had been firedinto the home and a five year-old boy, N.A.G, date of birth 8/2/06, had been shot.

Upon entering the home, officersobserved the victim lying lifeless on a sofa, with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper back area. Several otherchildren and adults were crying, and told the officers that they heard gunshots from outside and then realized the victim had been shot. Emergency medical care was summoned and the victim was transported to North MemorialMedical Center, but they could not save him. A later autopsy revealed the cause of death to be gunshot wound and the manner of death, homicide.

Officers located ten discharged cartridge casings outside the residence. The casings were located in two areas: a cluster in the middle of Bryant Avenue and a second set near the curb in front of 4515 and 4519 Bryant Avenue North. Officers observed at least one bullet hole in a red Chevrolet Blazer parked in front of the residence. Officers located eight bullet strikes on the home, seven in the siding of the home and one on the railing of the frontsteps. Five of the bullet strikes had penetrated into the living room’s east wall. Two bullets penetrated the westwall of the living room. At least three bullet holes were observed in the walls and doorframe of the northwestbedroom. Officers learned that three other children were sleeping on the couch with the victim at the time he wasshot and killed.

Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and seeing two people run from the scene after the shooting. Another witness reported seeing two individuals in front of 4515 Bryant Avenue North pull out handguns and shoot into the victim’s residence. The witness, Witness 1, said the witness knew one of the shooters, and that he had the street name “Funny Mo.” Witness 1 gave a description of the other shooter. Witness 1 did not identify anyone in lineups.

Officers also spoke to a known individual, Witness 2, who reported that the day before the murder, several young people were at the neighborhood gas station/convenience store. The witness saw someone he knew as “Funny Mo,” point a gun at two other teens. Other witnesses also told the officers that the two teens, who had been assaulted by “Funny Mo,” knew people at the victim’s house and spent a lot of time there.

As officers canvassed the area for weapons or witnesses, they were approached by residents of 4501 Camden Avenue North. The residents informed the officers that their house had been shot up at around midnight and thatpolice had responded to the call and located discharged cartridge casings. Officers could see approximately 5 bullet holes in the window glass. As they were talking to the residences, two black males, possibly in their early 20’s, approached from the west and began arguing with the residents of 4501 Camden Avenue North, accusing them of the shooting on Bryant Avenue North. Neighbors in the area told the officers of conflicts between individuals who frequented the two addresses.

Officers spoke to known Witness 3, who had called police with information about the identity of the shooters.Witness 3 reported that the witness had a conversation with STEPHON TERRELL SHANNON, date of birth 3/24/1995, Defendant herein. Witness 3 told the officers that the witness spoke to Defendant, who admitted that hehad shot into the victim’s house. Defendant told the witness that he was on the porch area of 4501 Camden Avenue North when it had been shot up by unknown individuals. Defendant was angry and believed people associated with 4515 Bryant Avenue North were responsible.

Defendant went to the residence and fired into the house with a handgun. Defendant told the witness that he had made his peace with God and was sorry about the baby.Witness 3 attempted to get Defendant to turn himself in, but Defendant refused to do so because the police “didn’t have nothin’ on him.”

One (sic) June 27, 2012, officers interviewed a known juvenile, later identified as the Codefendant. He admitted beingat the Camden address just prior to the house being shot up and returning to the residence shortly thereafter when police had responded to the call. The Codefendant said that some of the bullets penetrated into the porch area where he had just been sitting. The Codefendant was confronted about reports that he was responsible for setting off the chain of events that lead to the murder of N.A.G.

Officers told him that they knew he had pointed a gun at some guys at the local convenience store the night before, which lead to the Camden address being shot up and the retaliatory shooting of the victim’s home. The Codefendant initially denied his actions at the store, but later admitted that he had “upped the gun” at the guys who he had heard talking about how he was from the “other side.”

On June 28, 2012, officers located both Defendant and Codefendant and arrested them. Defendant and Codefendant were seen leaving a hotel where they had been staying with the residents of 4501 Camden Avenue North. Defendant, Codefendant and another young man got into a vehicle registered to Jamica Holden, one of the residents of the Camden home. As officers executed a search warrant for the hotel rooms rented by Holden’s boyfriend, Antonio Ferguson, Ferguson told the others present not to talk to the police.

Defendant was interviewed after a rights advisory and agreed to speak to investigators. Defendant was informed that he was in custody in connection with the murder of N.A.G. and that a witness had told the officer that Defendant had confessed to shooting at the house. Defendant admitted speaking to the witness but denied that he had confessed to the killing. Defendant said he lived at 4501 Camden Avenue North and referred to ‘Mica’, or Jamica Holden as his mother.

Defendant said that he was on the front porch of 4501 Camden Avenue North on the night of June 25th when the house was shot up. Defendant said that he knew who did it but would not tell the officers. Defendant said that he was angry about the shooting and that several people were in the house when it was shot up. Defendant denied being at the scene of victim N.A.G’s murder. Defendant berated the officers for failing to solve the September 2011 murder of his “brother” Juwan or “Skitz,” Jamica Holden’s son.

When officers stressed the importance of witness cooperation in solving homicides, Defendant said that if he knew who killed Juwan he would not tell the police, but would take care of it himself. Witness 1 was later re-interviewed and said that the witness recognized “Funny Mo” in the lineup but did not identify him because the witness was afraid of the shooters. Witness 1 identified the known juvenile Codefendant in a line up as one of the individuals he saw shooting at the victim’s house. Witness 1 expressed concern over the witness’s identity being disclosed and the potential for retaliation.

The Codefendant was re-interviewed on June 28, 2012, after being arrested with Defendant. The Codefendant denied participating in shooting up the victim’s house. Officers also interviewed Jamica Holden, who confirmed that there have been ongoing problems with violence and threats since the death of her son, Juwan. Juwan’s friends have been calling themselves the “Skitz Squad,” and spending a lot of time at her house. Holden reported that people drive by the house and make threats to shoot up the house.

THE DEFENDANT IS 17 YEARS OF AGE:ACCORDING TO MINN. STAT. § 609.055, SUBD. 2(b), § 260.015, SUBD 5(b), AND MINN.R.JUV.PROC.18.08, SUBD. 1, DEFENDANT SHANNON IS AUTOMATICALLY SUBJECT TO ADULT COURT JURISDICTION.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see Nizzel's father's criminal background has absolutely nothing to do with his killing. It happened at his MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER's home. Don't you feel like a big man Johnny Northside? My heart goes out to this family, I hope that the killers are brought to justice and all the people who have tried to blame the dad somehow get it back tenfold.

Anonymous said...

If you want to read the "actual" criminal complaint you can go to the Hennepin County Attorney web site and see the real deal:

http://www.hennepinattorney.org/Portals/0/complaints/Shannon,%20Stephoncplt.pdf

Johnny Northside! said...

To the commenter at 8:32 PM.

Nizzel's father's criminal background had PLENTY to do with it. While the father was pursuing his "no basis in reality" career as some kind of musical whatever the hell he thought he was, fucking up criminally and bouncing around in the legal system, this little kid was at the grandma's waiting for the moment his father could come get him for, I assume, some kind of summer visitation.

The father should have been working regular jobs, getting a home together, getting his SHIT together, staying out of legal trouble and taking care of his son. Instead he was doing DUMB SHIT. If there's anybody in the whole extended family who wasn't doing DUMB SHIT, I'm unaware of who they are.

Johnny Northside! said...

To the commenter who provided the link:

Thanks. I went into the body of the article and live linked it using the link you provided.

Anonymous said...

Jamica Holden was the getaway driver in the Jamis Marks murder in Robbinsdale in 2008. Her son was murdered (karma) in 2011.

Anonymous said...

Notice that the Hennepin County Attorney's Office can't even get the address correct. There is no 4501 Camden St, Minneapolis, MN 55411

The correct address is 4501 Camden Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Johnny Northside! said...

Are you disputing the ZIP CODE?

Because you said Camden STREET North and the prosecutor didn't say STREET, they said avenue.

I think you made a mistake while writing about their mistake?

I do see little mistakes in these charging documents all the time and, in fact, I've communicated with the authorities about this saying, in effect, stop making so many little mistakes in these documents because I'm printing them verbatim.

Anonymous said...

I believe she is referring to Derrick Gregory Martin. He was a 20 year old ambushed in a gang related killing by Lake Calhoun in 2010.

Johnny Northside! said...

Can anybody give me the names of Martin's parents, siblings and uncles?

Anonymous said...

Johnny,

I'm refereeing to the original document linked at the top of the article.. In the address at the top of the document it says Camden STREET 55411

Johnny Northside! said...

Gotcha. OK, is the zip code also incorrect?

Anonymous said...

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/57737562.html?page=3&c=y

Anonymous said...

The zip code is also incorrect. The north boundary of 55411 is roughly Lowry ave. The correct zip is either 55412 or 55430. I know I sound petty, but you would think they would find it important to get the details right on a first degree murder charge. I can see a lawyer arguing that if they can't even get minor address details correct how can you be sure that the rest of their details are accurate. If I was the defense attorney I would say something like that.

Anonymous said...

Wow unbelievable. You want donations in your "quest to protect" the First Amendment then don't print my comment chasitising you for harassing this father whose child was killed, pointing out your hypocricracy (sp)? what is this?

Johnny Northside! said...

Some comments go to far and I exercise my right to not be FORCED to publish things I do not WANT to publish. This is another First Amendment right.

I'm sure if you have something to say that's so vital, you can find a place to publish it or start your own badly spelled blog.

Johnny Northside! said...

OMG.

The Star Tribune link above, placed there without commentary, links to an article about a notorious and bloody incident in which Jamica Holden was involved.

Tealady said...

The jury deliberated only about two hours before returning not-guilty verdicts on all five charges against George Cornelius Watkins in the death of Jamis Marks, who was shot while trying to protect his wife from the robbers who burst into their home.

King of weird that the guy "mica" was with is named George Cornelius Watkins and Nizzel's dad name is Cornelius George. Kind of spookie

I am the one who gave you the link to the news article, still trying to figure out they system here. I have been reading this blog for a few years.

NoMi Passenger said...

I deleted the comment in quesiton because you know dang well what you said that went too far.

Delete.

Like John says, "Like Cartman says, I do what I want."

Anonymous said...

So...33 police calls on this family and no convictions or intervention from social services. It would be interesting to find out what kind of a police record the killers family had.

It keeps escalating to a point where the kids start killing each other. The status quo needs to be changed where law enforcement and social services starts stepping in sooner.

How about all the impact these ignorant actions have on other residents. Why does the City of Minneapolis allow this to continue? Why aren't higher standards enforced?

Johnny Northside! said...

Because every time there's a political push for higher standards, you've got thug huggers like Ray Dehn and dozens of others I could name saying that "higher standards" is brutality, cruelty, being a big blue meanie and racism.

The discussion always turns to "how is society failing the community" instead of "how is the community failing itself."

And who ultimately pays? The children in this community.

Anonymous said...

Jamica Holden was the getaway driver in the Jamis Marks murder in Robbinsdale in 2008. Her son was murdered (karma) in 2011.

CollateralDamageohwell said...

Well it is storm season, I guess there is always a chance an EF-5+ will come and finish the job.

Anonymous said...

A bit harsh ,but,you want to be in the company of thugs that do not give a rats ass what they do or who they kill -- things are going to happen to you and your family. Plain and simple ! So all you brainless thugs with dumb ass names wake up and know what you involve yourself in may come back to your family. Maybe just learn how to act and speak like a human being and get a job so your asses are not littering our streets. I am so sick of all the crying when something happens !! If you live and breath violence remember what goes around comes around.

Tealady said...

I am just waiting for the Peanut brained 15 year old to be certified as an adult so we can get his name and see how he fits into all the fun and name games. I think I have it pegged but not sure yet.

Johnny Northside! said...

It's not fun for HIM. The article you linked above says the poor lad was BORED at the court hearings.

Maybe Ray Dehn and his thug hugging contingent can advocate for video game access during court hearings so these baby Einsteins wouldn't have to be bored.

Tealady said...

He was not bored, thats thug-body-lanuage for "playin it cool". He is thinking that the man "doesn't have anything on him" and was more worried about having to appear in court in not stylish clothes than taking the charges seriously.

Anonymous said...

In regards to your early comments on the criminal background of Nizzel Georges father I would like to say I don't agree with his criminal background, but in his defense he has been a excellent father to Nizzel. Im saying this as someone knowing him personally. He has taken care of Nizzel soley since he was a infant with little to no help from his mother. Aside from his efforts to have a musical career, he is a student and was striving for better for he and Nizzel. He went to his grandmothers to spend the night. Nizzel looked up to his father, someone who was very much involved in his life. Surprisingly a lot more than the mother. They lost a child, so instead of bashing this young african american brother like the rest of society. Try having a heart and empathizing. His mistakes has nothing to do with his sons death.

Johnny Northside! said...

You "don't agree with his criminal background?"

I'm not clear what you mean by that. You don't agree he with what he did? You dispute those facts? What?

Anonymous said...

What I ment was I know Nizzel's dad isnt perfect, he has had troubles with the law. In that aspect of his life I don't agree with. It doesn't change the fact that he was very much in his sons life.

Corrine Dirks said...

The zip code is 55412. I live on the same block. A horrible crime. An innocent victim.

Anonymous said...

The people that rented out the houses where the shooters lived should have been a bit picker.

Anonymous said...

The family does not live in the house anymore.

Anonymous said...

An innocent baby died, the father should of had it together well enough to prevent the situation, and it's really bad the baby took the fall, I feel sorrow even now for his family

Joe said...

Shannon pled guilty - 2nd degree and for the benefit of a gang. He is facing up to 28 years...

Anonymous said...

First off my north side Johnny my brother was a good dad he work check his background you stupid ass Dick head

Anonymous said...

Your STUPID John keep my family out your blogs bitch.

Anonymous said...

What do I spy? A Timberlake and Ferguson in this charging?

Anonymous said...

Free Da Guy S.S; LowEnd or NoEnd; S.S