MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A Minneapolis 17-year-old is charged with second-degree murder for the drive-by shooting of a 19-year-old young man who was riding a bicycle.
Marcel Tyrone Farr has been charged in a juvenile petition for the murder of Tabyis Paskins and the drive-by shooting of Paskins' friend, who was with him at the time, but was not harmed.
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office filed a motion to have Farr tried as an adult. Farr had his first appearance Friday afternoon.
"This is another stupid killing,” Freeman said. “Mr. Paskins wasn’t even the intended target and Mr. Farr’s motivation appears to be that he thought the other victim had once been part of a gang he didn’t like. This appalling gun violence must end.”
The fatal shooting happened on Wednesday morning around 7:30 a.m. near Logan Avenue and Hillside Avenue. Paskins and his friend were riding bikes when several people got into a Jeep and caught up with them.
Farr asked Paskins' friend if he was a part of the "Pack" and the friend replied he wasn't anymore. Paskins allegedly responded "That's good because I would have killed you."
As the two teens rode their bikes away, Paskins' friend saw Farr shoot a handgun. Paskins was hit and later died from his injuries.