MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 38-year-old man is dealing with homicide expenses for allegedly robbing and capturing a person final month within the sufferer’s north Minneapolis residence.
Jeffrey Welt Murray, of Minneapolis, is charged with second-degree homicide in connection to the Sept. 9 capturing dying of Darren Blissitt, court docket paperwork filed Monday in Hennepin County present.
Murray was arrested Thursday for illegally possessing a gun. He’s at the moment in custody in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
Based on a prison grievance, Murray shot Blissitt in his mattress. Responding officers to the residence constructing on the 2000 block of Emerson Avenue North discovered the 59-year-old sufferer bare, in a pool of blood, useless with two gunshot wounds in his groin.
The sufferer’s fiancée advised investigators that moments earlier than the capturing Murray, who goes by the nickname “St. Louis,” was calling her boyfriend, attempting to get contained in the residence. Blissitt didn’t need to let him in.
Nevertheless, one other residence resident, who knew Murray, let him into the constructing, though he advised investigators was reluctant to take action. He stated that Murray received his consideration by throwing pebbles at his window.
As soon as Murray was contained in the constructing, Blissitt let him into his residence. Murray requested Blissitt a couple of gun, and Blissitt responded that he didn’t have one.
At that second, Murray pulled out a gun and advised Blissitt he “was not playin’,” the grievance states. Murray shot Blissitt, who then reached beneath his pillow and grabbed a gun and gave it to Murray. Earlier than fleeing the residence, Murray shot Blissitt a second time.
When introduced with a six-person picture line-up, Blissitt’s fiancée recognized Murray because the shooter. She advised investigators that she was “100% positive he was the particular person.”
In an interview with police, Murray initially denied figuring out Blissitt. However after being advised why murder investigators had been speaking to him, he admitted to figuring out him, saying he hadn’t seen him in weeks. He additionally denied going by the identify “St. Louis.”
If convicted of second-degree homicide, Murray faces a most sentence of 40 years in jail.