Devon Derrick Parker (DOB 4/8/93) was arrested today on charges of murder and a raft of other charges and is being held on $60,000 bail currently. Bail is likely to increase since that's bail for a less serious charge and bail hasn't been determined on the murder charge...
JNS blog is still trying to confirm the name of the victim but the residence where the murder took place was 3739 Aldrich Ave. N., a homesteaded property owned by a man and wife who don't have so much as a speeding ticket on their record. Mainstream media are relating details of the murder which don't make a lot of sense to me; I will link to one account (click here) but I am waiting for more clarification from police about what they think happened.
One media entity originally reported the suspect was 40 years old but later corrected it to 20. The original mistake was, however, caught in Google.
1/1 MURDER MINNEAPOLIS PD PROBABLE CAUSE PROB CAUSE $0 HOLD W/O BAIL ..
2/1 ASSAULT-4TH DEG-PEACE OFFICER-DEMONSTRABLE BODILY HARM OR THROWS/TRANSFERS BODILY FLUIDS OR FECES-F HCSO BENCH WARRANT FELONY $60,000 BAIL SET BY DC ..
2/2 ASSAULT-4TH DEG-PEACE OFFICER-DEMONSTRABLE BODILY HARM OR THROWS/TRANSFERS BODILY FLUIDS OR FECES-F HCSO BENCH WARRANT FELONY $0 ..
2/3 OBSTRUCT LEGAL PROCESS-INTERFERE W/PEACE OFFICER HCSO BENCH WARRANT GROSS MISD $0 .. 3/1 ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE-SUBSTANTIAL BODILY HARM MINNEAPOLIS PD BENCH WARRANT FELONY $0 NBR BY DC ..
4/1 TRANSIT CRIME-SHOOT AT PUBLIC VEHICLE/FACILITY MTC PD BENCH WARRANT FELONY $0 BAIL SET BY DC ..
5/1 ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE; GROSS MISDEMEANOR-WITHIN THREE YEARS OF PREVIOUS CONVICTION. MINNEAPOLIS PD BENCH WARRANT GROSS MISD $0 NBR BY DC ..
5/2 DOMESTIC ASSAULT-MISDEMEANOR-COMMITS ACT WITH INTENT TO CAUSE FEAR OF IMMEDIATE BODILY HARM OR DEATH MINNEAPOLIS PD BENCH WARRANT MISD $0 ..
5/3 DISORDERLY CONDUCT-OFFENSIVE/ABUSIVE/NOISY/OBSCENE MINNEAPOLIS PD BENCH WARRANT MISD $0
This guy's name is interesting because it's DEVON DERRICK PARKER and there was a DERRICK ANTHONY PARKER who was arrested and released after being present at the homicide of Devonte Coppage in St. Paul just a month ago. This may be nothing more than a strange coincidence but...
The mug shot above shows an arrest in a robbery charge in 2011. Parker's court record on MNCIS shows a conviction on a charge of drug paraphernalia in a public place in July of last year. He was also guilty of a crime against transit operation in 2012 at a felony level. He was supposed to be in court TODAY on a warrant for failing to appear at a hearing.
Guilty of loitering in 2011. Guilty of Third Degree assault in 2011. He was supposed to be in court TODAY on a warrant for failing to appear at a hearing.
If the media account is true and this guy claimed he was being chased by somebody, well, it's more likely he was being chased by the POLICE than anybody else.
I expect to have the criminal complaint against this guy (assuming it comes to that) by Monday.