photo, photo and blog post by John Hoff
Click here for the criminal complaint.
Jail roster information tipped this blog to the fact Khayree Copeland was charged either with murder or attempted murder, and it turns out to be a case of "attempted" in what sounds like a sad little pot deal gone wrong outside of 1915/1913 Willow Ave. N., a property owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.
The shooting happened on November 21 and...
...the criminal complaint goes into considerable detail about how the victim was shot by Copeland (allegedly) who had previously been known to the victim as a friendly local marijuana dealer. But this time, "sensing something was wrong," the victim "called off the deal" and ended up being shot, allegedly.
Copeland already has multiple convictions, including being in possession of a short-barreled shotgun. He is prohibited from possessing firearms.
It is unknown to this blogger whether Khayree Copeland is related to other individuals named "Copeland" whose names and stories (alleged stories) have appeared on this blog from time to time.