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Shooter killed man in Minneapolis parking lot as bars emptied, photographed dying victim, charges say

A gunman unleashed "a barrage of rounds" into the back of his intended target in a crowded downtown Minneapolis parking lot as bars were emptying, then took a cellphone photo of the man's lifeless body before fleeing, according to charges filed against an accomplice.

Cleveland C. Longmire, 28, of Brooklyn Center, was charged Monday in Hennepin County District Court with first-degree riot resulting in death, aiding an offender and illegal weapons possession in connection with the shooting July 28 that killed 20-year-old Chante L. Williams, of St. Paul, and wounded two other people in the 300 block of N. 1st Avenue.

The criminal complaint against Longmire identifies the alleged shooter by name as "the principal codefendant," but charges against him have yet to be made publicly available.The Star Tribune generally does not identify suspects before charges are made public.


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