Derrick Anthony Doss, (DOB 11/7/78) has been charged in connection with the shooting of a house in Brooklyn Park. According to a recent criminal complaint, click here, Doss was in the company of a guy named Montral Gomez Winfield who had a disagreement with some folks living at 8106 Lad Parkway.
The dispute reportedly involved a phone that was to be traded for drugs. Winfield got into "a heated argument" about money and the phone. Winfield left the residence, but allegedly said he was going to return and "spray up the house." This whole time, Doss was standing outside the house, but had accompanied Winfield there in a silver SUV; license plate 959 MER.
Doss had a gun and allegedly pulled it out.
"Just let it go!" Winfield reportedly said. So...
...Doss allegedly fired one shot, striking the door.
Officers were dispatched on a report of shots fired because you can be very sure nobody at THAT house called the cops; but it sounds like police managed to put the story together and obtain the plate number of the vehicle. The vehicle was owned by a woman whose initials are C.S. and, unless I severely miss my guess, she's the baby mama of somebody involved in this circle of alleged thuggery.
Police went to the address of C.S. but she wasn't home. A 10-year-old child was home alone. The 10-year-old provided valuable info to police about Doss stopping by and changing his shirt, then leaving again. No mention is made in the report about whether the unattended 10-year-old child was left there alone or later picked up by Child Protective Services. Hopefully police made a report to the proper authorities.
Later, officers managed to speak to C.S. and she confirmed Doss drives the vehicle though it belongs to her.
In a post-Miranda interview, Winfield fingered Doss and made it sound like firing the weapon was all the idea of Doss. In return, Doss spilled the goods on Winfield about a $50 shortfall involving a drug deal which was at the heart of the "heated dispute" over the phone.
JNS blog notes that, increasingly, the "no snitching" code of the streets appears to have fallen by the wayside even when getting shot in the ass is NOT involved. Alleged criminals in Hennepin County crawl over each other like crabs in a pot to provide valuable information to the police and try to help themselves at the expense of their co-defendants. Maybe it was always this way, but it just seems like I'm seeing more of it lately.
Doss reportedly lives at 3607 6th St. N., according to the criminal complaint. This is a non-homesteaded property with no rental license owned by a guy named Travis Xue Vue in Rogers, Minnesota, at 13952 Kimberly Cir.