Man charged for Knox Ave shooting death

- A 39-year-old Minneapolis man is now charged for fatally shooting a man last week in north Minneapolis.

Chris Scott, also known as Marcell Scott, is charged with second degree murder and possessing a firearm as a former convict.

According to the criminal complaint, on Thursday around 11:13 p.m. Minneapolis Police responded to a call of shots fired at a home at 35th Street and Knox Avenue North.

When officers arrived, a woman carrying a baby came out of the house and told officers her boyfriend, 30-year-old Travis Tyler Washington had been shot.

Police found Washington lying dead on the dining room floor with multiple bullet holes on his back and face. The medical examiner found 10 bullet holes on Washington's body and ruled the death a homicide.

Witnesses told police they saw two men leave the house. Investigators interviewed one of those men. He told investigators that Scott and Washington started arguing and then Scott pulled a black handgun out of his waistband and shot Washington multiple times.

Investigators matched a fingerprint found on the dining room table to Scott. Officers also used street cameras to track Scott's car movements around the time of the shooting. Police arrested him on June 18. 

Scott told police Washington was alive when he left.

When police searched Scott's apartment, they found 9mm ammunition and a Glock 9mm handgun.

Scott is in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.

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