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Charges: Man killed driver after being boxed in at gas station

Rodney Jackson, of no fixed address, has been charged with murder.

A 27-year-old man allegedly shot dead a driver after his SUV was blocked in at a Minneapolis gas station.

The shooting outside the Speedway (formerly SuperAmerica) at 24th and Bloomington Avenue South on Tuesday morning has led to 2nd degree murder charges against 27-year-old Rodney Jackson, of no fixed address.

According to the criminal complaint, Jackson and his girlfriend had pulled up to a pump at the gas station, but when they returned from the store, he found he was blocked in by two vehicles.

Jackson and his girlfriend then began arguing with the driver whose car was in front of his – with his girlfriend at one point throwing a jar of Vaseline at the victim.

Jackson was able to leave because the car behind his SUV moved. He then parked across the street.

The victim then started throwing rocks towards his SUV, at which point Jackson allegedly held a gun out of the window and fired.

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The single shot struck the victim in the head. He was taken to the hospital with grave injuries, and later died.

Jackson was arrested later on Tuesday at a movie theater in Roseville, where a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun was taken from him.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

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