Authorities have arrested a young man accused of killing another man at a gas station near the Twin Cities this weekend.
The shooting happened Saturday night at the Super America at 5359 West Broadway in Crystal.
Hae'veon Martese Chavez Wesley, an 18-year-old from Brooklyn Park, was shot in the chest around 11:15 pm, police said. He died at North Memorial Medical Center.
No arrests were immediately made, but on Sunday police said they believed the shooter and victim knew each other.
Now a juvenile male has been taken into custody, Crystal Police announced Monday afternoon. He's being held at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.
The department hasn't commented on the circumstances surrounding the death or identified the shooter other than to say he is a juvenile. But the victim's sister told the Star Tribune the two were close friends, and that Wesley's death was an accident.
KSTP said Wesley graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis last year and was a standout football player who had committed to play at Minnesota-Crookston this fall, though he never showed up when the team started practice earlier this month.
Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.
Read the original story from Sunday below.
Man shot dead at Minnesota gas station
A suspect is on the loose after killing a man at a gas station in the Twin Cities metro area.
Around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night, a man was shot dead at the Super America at 5359 West Broadway, the Crystal Police Department announced Sunday morning.
The victim – identified as 18-year-old Hae'veon Martese Chavez Wesley – was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he died from a gunshot wound to his chest, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday.
Wesley's manner of death is "pending additional investigation," the medical examiner's office added.
No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Crystal Police Department at 763-531-1014.
The department said they believe the suspect and victim knew each other, and that the shooting was not random. Therefore, they do not anticipate any danger to the public.
The case is still under investigation.