Man charged in Kyle Parker's murder

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A man known as "Fat Chris" has been charged with the April 28 shooting death of former Roosevelt High School varsity basketball player Kyle Parker.

Parker, 19, was shot in front of his house on Logan Avenue near 34th Street in Minneapolis. As he lay dying, Parker told his sister that "Chris, Fat Chris, Fat Chris," was the man who had shot him. Minneapolis police had been looking for Christopher Dineaa Bahtuoh, 20, since the murder. Bahtuoh turned himself in to police last week and denied any involvement in the killing.

But according to the criminal complaint, Bahtuoh had been stalking Parker.

From about 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., witnesses saw Bahtouh's gold 1992 Buick LaSabre driving down Logan Avenue near 34th Street. At about 8:20 p.m., Parker was outside his house with a friend when the gold LaSabre pulled up. "What's up, Fat Chris?" he said. The friend asked Parker who the driver was. "I know him, that's Fat Chris and he is a nobody," Parker said. The friend headed for the house and Parker stayed outside near the car. Suddenly, there were gunshots.

Parker fell to the ground as the gold LaSabre screeched away. Parker was bleeding from the chest and vomiting, and he had five gunshot wounds.The friend and the victim's sister ran to Parker. The sister asked him who did it. "Chris, Fat Chris, Fat Chris," he repeated several times. An ambulance took Parker to North Memorial Hospital, where he died at about 9:10 p.m.

Parker's MySpace page says "R.I.p. KYle Parker."

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