another media source, blog post by John Hoff
Deontray Vashon Tate is accused in a triple shooting that injured two men and a four-year-old boy. To the credit of Tate, he is either a terrible marksman or wasn't actually trying to kill anybody. According to the criminal complaint, click here, Tate hit all four victims in the lower body. One media outlet is reporting the child needed surgery to realign his leg bones.
The argument which led to the shooting was reportedly sparked by the mother of the 4-year-old boy, described as the wife of one of the shooting victims. The mother reportedly beat up another woman and this led to the retaliatory shooting. In case there was any doubt about why the shooting took place, Tate reportedly...
...opened up his big yap and made a point of SAYING why he shot those people.
It should be noted Tate seemed to have an accomplice and there's no word about him being arrested. Video from the Quick Stop at 3601 Penn Ave. N. solved the crime.
The criminal complaint lists Tate's address as 723 Sheridan Ave. N. This is a homesteaded property owned by somebody named Somer J. French. The address was part of the North Minneapolis foreclosure epidemic back in 2009.
JNS blog makes the following editorial comment:
CHARGE THE MOTHER, TOO.