Victim of shooting outside funeral in Minneapolis identified

Dontevius Ahmad Catchings was shot outside the Shiloh Temple, where a funeral for one of the victims of a May shooting was taking place.
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1200 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - May 2019

The victim of a shooting at a Friday afternoon funeral in Minneapolis has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Dontevius Ahmad Catchings, 29, was killed in North Minneapolis at a funeral for one of two people killed in another shooting at a downtown nightclub last month.

The shooting was reported at around 12:41 p.m. outside the Shiloh Temple at 1201 West Broadway Avenue.

According to Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson John Elder, officials found Catchings in critical condition at the scene and was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.

Catchings died at around 2:30 p.m.

Another victim of the shooting arrived at the hospital by private vehicle. His injuries were deemed non-life threatening.

The funeral was for Christopher Robert Jones, who died in the Monarch nightclub in downtown Minneapolis in May. The other victim was Charlie Johnson, who was set to graduate from the University of St. Thomas that day.

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Bishop Richard Howell Jr. told FOX 9 that a pair of "friends" who had both been at the funeral "wanted to have it out between themselves," and were shooting at each other in the parking lot outside the church.

Police reportedly spotted a vehicle that matched the description of that of the suspect on the way to the shooting. Police stopped the vehicle near Cretin Avenue in St. Paul, and several people were arrested. 

It is unclear if the suspect in the shooting was one of those arrested.

Anyone with information about the Friday shooting is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit information online at CrimeStoppersMN.org

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