Two more charged over melee at St. Paul park that left man dead


Two more men have been charged in connection with a gang fight at a park in St. Paul last week that resulted in a fatal shooting.

The Ramsey County Attorney Office announced on Friday that Samuel Andrew McCormick, 24, and Glen Dale Acon, 32, are facing charges over their alleged involvement in the incident at Indian Mounds Park last Sunday.

Gang arguments at the park led to 18-year-old Bobby Collins being shot in the back of the head.

McCormick has been charged with one count of each of crime committed for benefit of a gang, riot in the first degree and illegal possession of a firearm. Acon has been charged with riot in the first degree.

They are the fourth and fifth people to have been charged in connection with the events of that night, but none of them have been charged at this stage with Collins' shooting.

According to the criminal complaint, McCormick was himself shot during the fight, having been taken to Regions Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers found a Smith & Wesson .22 handgun in the truck McCormick had arrived at the hospital in, which had a round in its chamber.

The altercation is said to have started with two members of rival gangs squaring off in a one-on-one fight in the park, allegedly over who has the rights to the gang name "Forever After Money."

As the pair were squaring up, a man identified as McCormick is alleged to have pulled out a handgun and "racked a round into its chamber."

Acon meanwhile told police he drew his gun because McCormick had flashed his, and it was taken from him by 18-year-olfd Rayvion Brooks (who was charged earlier this week), without his permission.

Witnesses to the fight said they heard more than 30 gunshots, with those involved fleeing as police arrived.

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