Minneapolis Police make arrest in shooting of 13-year-old girl

File photo.
File photo.

- Minneapolis Police arrested a man for shooting a 13-year-old girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis.

On Thursday, Minneapolis Police Gang Interdiction Team Officers arrested 20-year-old Marquise Trevon Hammonds-Ford for probable cause assault and other warrants.

Hammonds-Ford was charged with four counts of second-degree assault for shooting at several people and injuring the teenaged girl, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

On Aug. 9, police responded to shots fired near 4100 Dupont Ave N., according to the complaint. Witnesses told police that about seven people were standing in front of a home when a dark-colored Ford Explorer pulled up at stopped for about 30 seconds at a nearby stop sign. The driver then jumped out of the car and started shooting at the group, hitting a 13-year-old in her left bicep.

At the scene, police also discovered bullet casings in the front yard, showing that people had fired back at the driver. Police went inside the home and found two men hiding in the bedroom, according to the complaint. One man told police he recently was shot by a rival gang member and he had fired back to protect his family. Police confiscated his gun and charged him with weapons violations.

She was treated at North Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses identified the shooter as "Tank," which is Hammonds-Ford's nickname. 
 
Hammonds-Ford was arrested on Thursday after he was recognized by police during a routine traffic stop.

Hammonds-Ford was booked in Hennepin County Detention Center. He is expected to have his first appearance on Monday.


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