Cory J. Bryant, revealed EXCLUSIVELY by this blog to be a suspect in the murders of Demetrius Harper and Erick Felton at an illegal "after hours" drinking club, is facing charges for Aggravated First Degree Criminal Stupidity, as follows:
Though not legally allowed to be in possession of a firearm, he posted a photo on Facebook that showed him in possession of a gun.
Bryant has not been charged with murder in the killings of Harper and Felton, though he was detained for "Probable Cause Murder" on March 13 and then released. Bryant is innocent until and unless proven guilty though the suspicions of the police are interesting and blogworthy.
According to the criminal complaint, click here, on March 8 (the day of the Harper/Felton shooting) police were called to "a known location" in Minneapolis...
...where shots had been fired. At the scene, a number of individuals were present. (Really, the wording of the criminal complaint is THAT general) Bryant was detained by police for questioning, but released. A number of witnesses, including one with the initials M.H., described a gun in the hands of Bryant which was a "gray handgun." Officers found a gray handgun in the basement of the building (at the "known location" while carrying out a search warrant.
Later, three other witnesses confirmed Bryant had admitted to possessing and firing the firearm in question.
As part of their investigation, police looked at Bryant's Facebook page. (I have been unable to locate the page or I'd be looting it for photos right now, so if anybody else can find it...hint, hint) On the Facebook page police found a photo of Bryant "seated on a set of stairs with a handgun at his feet." The complaint doesn't say whether the gun looked to be the same one found at the or not. Prosecutors don't need to make that assertion to bring their charge, since Bryant can't have guns AT ALL.
The complaint notes the defendant is "currently in custody" but apparently that's not the situation at this moment.
The address for Cory Bryant is listed on the criminal complaint is 4034 Girard Ave. N., a rental owned by Kana Properties, LLC.