Bryston Hill-Turnipseed (left) and Johnny Edwards are suspects in the Fridley murder. Photos Courtesy of Anoka County Jail
ANOKA, Minn. (KMSP) - Two men were charged Wednesday in the murder of a man in Fridley, Minn. Saturday, after what police say was a drug deal gone wrong.
Both 35-year-old Bryston "Bryce" Markeis Hill Turnipseed and 44-year-old Johnny Earl Edwards were taken into custody Sunday in Minneapolis, but are refusing to give statements to police, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Department.
Each person was charged with one count of second-degree murder, though a criminal complaint states Edwards is reportedly the man who fired the lone shot that killed James Lamont Chapman.
An owner of the home where the shooting took place called 911 after the incident, telling police of a marijuana sale that took place just minutes before. According to the complaint, Turnipseed and Edwards bought the drugs in the home's basement and left, returning moments later to shoot Chapman without saying a word. The pair fled and were later apprehended in Minneapolis.
The homeowner who was present during the shooting knew Turnipseed previously and was able to identify a booking photo of Edwards due to his distinct facial scarring and amputated leg.