MINNEAPOLIS (trfnews.i234.me) In a disturbing incident on November 6, 18-year-old Johan Ronnell Lynch of Robbinsdale is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting on the north side of Minneapolis. The Hennepin County prosecutors have charged Lynch with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
The incident unfolded at the corner of 33rd and Dupont Avenues North around 4:45 PM. Responding to the scene, Minneapolis police found a victim lying face down with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, leading to his unfortunate demise. Witnesses reported seeing three men hiding and observing the victim and his friends before running towards a vehicle and driving away when the shooting commenced.
Investigations revealed that three different 9mm handguns were used at the scene. Surveillance footage depicted a man in a white jacket or sweatshirt firing in the alley, with two additional shooters firing from the sidewalk. Detectives identified the suspect vehicle as a blue Toyota Camry with stolen license plates.
On November 8, officers spotted the suspect vehicle, leading to a pursuit. The driver fled but was later apprehended, identified as Johan Lynch. Surveillance footage from a McDonald’s at 44th and Lyndale Avenue North showed Lynch driving the suspect vehicle on the day of the shooting.
Prosecutors allege that Lynch is a member of the Lowz street gang, while the victim and his associates belong to the rival Highs. Lynch is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.