A Minneapolis man arrested earlier this year for allegedly shooting a man in the face will enter a plea Monday afternoon, online court records show.
Michael Eugene Detroit Alexander, 20, has been charged with second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree assault. Originally, the jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday morning, but the hearing will now begin at 2:30 p.m.
As of this publication, court documents have not been uploaded online to indicate whether Alexander will face one charge, or a plea to both charges.
As previously reported, officers were called to 23rd Avenue Northeast and Jefferson Street Northeast just before 3:30 a.m. on March 8 for a report of a shooting, according to the complaint. Responding officers found Alexander in possession of a case containing a shotgun, and after searching him, found two spent and unused shotgun shells, according to the documents.
A man was found shot in the face in an apartment inside the building, according to the complaint. Alexander’s sister told police that she and the victim were sleeping when they heard two gunshots; The victim screamed after the second shot. She and the victim’s 1-year-old child were “sleeping just feet away from each other” when the shooting happened.
He was admitted to the hospital and was in critical condition when the charge sheet was filed.
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“With his family,” Alexander told investigators [the victim] went out to catch him”, the complaint states, and shot the victim twice when he was lying down.
Attempted murder and assault carry a minimum sentence of three years in prison.
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