Second arrest made in fatal shootings of Minneapolis man, baby

A second arrest has been made in the south Minneapolis shooting of an 8-month-old boy and a 20-year-old man last week.
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A second arrest has been made in the fatal south Minneapolis shootings of an 8-month-old boy and a 20-year-old man last week.

The new suspect, a 26-year-old man, has been booked on probable cause murder, but it's not clear at this stage what role he had in the double killing. GoMN is not naming the suspect until formal charges have been announced.

The shooting happened during the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 9 near the intersection of 11th Ave S. and 26th St. E, according to a press release from the Minneapolis police. Police were brought to the scene by a 911 call from someone who heard gunshots.

Officers found the victims in the backseat of a parked car with gunshot wounds. Gustav Christianson, 20, died from gunshot wounds at the scene and 8-month-old Jayden Redden was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say Christianson was friends with the infant's mother, but not related.

The first arrest was made three days later, on Oct. 12, when police booked 17-year-old Jquan Mcinnis on two counts of murder by drive-by shooting, as reported by FOX 9.

According to the TV station, Mcinnis admitted to the shooting in a post-Miranda interview and said that he did not know the infant was inside.

Authorities suspected at the time that Christianson was the intended victim, which Mcinnis allegedly confirmed during interview.

As of the end of September, there have been a total of 26 homicides in Minneapolis this year, according to the Minneapolis police crime report summary, which is down from last year's total of 33.

Of those 26 homicides, three juveniles were arrested, compared to one by the same time in 2015.

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