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Suspect charged in shooting death near Minneapolis parking ramp


A man is facing a murder charge for allegedly shooting and killing a man last month near a parking ramp in downtown Minneapolis.

The suspect, Jermaine James McMahon, 27, has been charged with a single count of second-degree murder in the death of Justin Williams, 28, of Bloomington, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, Williams was walking in the area of 10th Street and Currie Avenue, near the 10th Street Ramp, around 6:30 a.m. on March 27, when McMahon came up behind him and shot him five times.

Williams died a short time later. At the time if the incident, police said the shooting did not appear to be random.

The criminal complaint outlines how police tracked down McMahon.

Witnesses told police the gunman was wearing all black clothing, white shoes and a ski mask when he shot Williams, and then fled on a bicycle toward the Cedar bike trail, according to FOX 9.

Surveillance video shows the suspect buying a light rail train ticket at the Target Field platform a few hours before the shooting – wearing the same clothing but without the ski mask.

Another security camera on the Cedar bike trail showed the same man biking away from the murder scene just a minute after the shooting, FOX 9 reports.

Police later found the ski mask and a pair of black sweatpants along the bike trail, along with the light rail ticket the suspect bought early that morning.

Investigators identified the suspect as McMahon and he was arrested Saturday at a homeless shelter in St. Paul.

McMahon is being held without bond at the Hennepin County Jail, according to the Star Tribune. He will make his first court appearance Tuesday.

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