Publish date:

Charges: Fingerprint on pop can leads to arrest of shooting suspect

The victim's left arm is paralyzed and she has been unable to work since the June 29 incident.
Ambulance Hennepin Healthcare

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection to a Minneapolis shooting because his fingerprints were found on a can of Pepsi.

Marion Quintel Ware, 19, was charged Thursday with first-degree assault, second-degree riot armed with a dangerous weapon, and being a convicted person in illegal possession of ammo/firearm. 

According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis police responded to the 2600 block of Nicollet Avenue on June 29, where they found a woman who'd been shot in the back and was bleeding from her mouth. 

The bullet had traveled through her left shoulder blade, into her lung and then across her neck. The bullet stopped on the right side of her neck, where it remains, she told investigators after being released from the hospital. 

Her left arm is paralyzed, she is unable to work at her current job as a physician's assistant and she is in "constant pain," charges state. 

The victim's friend told police they'd just finished eating at a local restaurant and were headed northbound on Nicollet Avenue on June 29, charges say. When they got to the intersection of 27th Street, she noticed a group of males a block over. Then they heard gunshots and they ran, but the victim got shot and was on the ground. 

Other witnesses at the scene saw a group of suspects run away from the area with guns, the complaint says. And surveillance cameras nearby captured the group of suspects prior to the shooting. 

Investigators reviewed the video and saw several males gathered on the sidewalk on the southside of Tobacco N Mas at 2655 Nicollet Ave. when a sedan began shooting at the group of males, charges note. Four of the suspects can be seen raising handguns and firing back at the vehicle as they run away. 

Surveillance video from a house on the block showed the vehicle, then 8-10 gunshots could be heard before the young men began running toward the alley, the complaint says. A second round of shots could then be heard on the video.

While processing the scene of the shooting, police found a Pepsi can on the steps where the group of suspects had been sitting, charges say. Investigators found fingerprints on the pop can that matched Ware. 

Surveillance video shows him carrying the Pepsi can before the shooting and setting it down. He was also captured on video with a gun shooting down the street. 

When police arrested Ware on July 1, they found a handgun in the vehicle he was in. The discharged cartridge casings found at the scene of the shooting matched the gun. 

Ware is prohibited from possessing a gun due to a felony adjudication of simple robbery with adjudication on April 12, 2017, the complaint adds. 

Next Up

police lights

Man charged with manslaughter after fistfight ends in death

The incident happened at a veterans housing complex in Chisholm.

Concert

Ellison reaches $1.9M settlement with StubHub over COVID cancellations

The ticket reselling giant will pay $1.87 million in refunds for Minnesota events.

Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen injured in car accident after swerving to miss a deer

Griffen was involved in the crash Thursday on his way to work.

Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 8.30.16 AM

DPS sparks furore with 'not reaching' pouches designed to stop police shootings

The pouches were developed in collaboration with Valerie Castile, whose son Philando was fatally shot by police while reaching for his permit-to-carry.

police lights

Maintenance worker finds 2 bodies in West St. Paul garage

It's unclear how long the bodies were in the garage before being discovered.

Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 10.42.39 AM

Tree branch falls on tent in Mankato, killing 4-year-old girl

The tree branch fell at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 9.35.15 AM

Minneapolis council member's brother 'critical' after being stabbed in head

Ward 6 councilor Jamal Osman says his brother is stable, but critical after surgery.

P.J. Fleck, Gophers football

You need PAC-12 Network to watch the Gopher football game Saturday

A game with fairly high anticipation will be difficult to watch for some fans.

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Minneapolis residents WILL vote on future of MPD following Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court decision reverses a previous action by a Hennepin County Judge.

Related

Andrew Thomas booking photo

Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.

edina hospital shooting

Suspect, accomplice charged with shooting doctor outside Edina hospital

The shooting happened Sept. 14 and the two suspects were arrested on Sunday.

Robert Lee Baker III

Charges: St. Paul man shot victim 11 times, killing him outside Eagan hotel

The 29-year-old man says the victim robbed him prior to the shooting.

joseph heroff

Man charged in chase that ended with police fatally shooting suspect

The suspect who was shot has also been identified.

brent buchan

Charges: Man identified friend as his killer before dying of gunshot wounds

The victim told police his friend shot him and then said "my dying breath."

Screen Shot 2021-08-29 at 6.15.05 PM

Charges: 'Road rage incident' precipitated fatal shooting on I-94

The victim and suspect allegedly got into a dispute on the highway's entrance ramp.

dolal idd

Minneapolis officers won't be charged in fatal shooting of Dolal Idd

Three officers fired their weapons at Idd outside a gas station on Dec. 30, 2020.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

2 men die in separate shootings in Minneapolis

In both incidents, police believe there were disputes prior to the shootings.