Keontrell Govan's shooting death: Ishmael Rashad Moore, Dashaunta D'Mar Gomez charged

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Ishmael Rashad Moore and Dashaunta D Mar Gomez, both 17, have been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Keontrell Govan.

Police found Govan with a bullet in his head last Wednesday afternoon in the alley behind the Church of St. Bridget in north Minneapolis. Medics rushed him to North Memorial Medical Center, but he died on Friday.

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Moore and Gomez were both charged in a juvenile petition, each with a single count of second-degree murder. They are scheduled for a detention hearing at 1:30 p.m., where prosecutors will ask that both young men be tried as adults.

Witnesses who knew Moore and Gomez placed both teenagers first at a nearby convenience store on Dowling and Fremont, where they were throwing gang signs and Moore was seen with a 9mm pistol in his hand. Others saw Govan run into the alley, one witnessed the shooting, and others saw the pair running from the scene of the shooting, leaping over a backyard fence as they escaped.

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A picture of the life of Govan, who was troubled and at times homeless, was sketched out by the Star Tribune over the weekend. Govan was friends with Anthony Titus, a 16-year-old we wrote about last year after he was shot and killed on July 4. A Facebook page, Get Well Soon Keontrell Govan, has sprung up, where friends are leaving notes.

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Previous 2011 Minneapolis Homicides:

Krissy Bates, 45, was strangled, stabbed, and beaten to death on January 11 in her apartment at 1302 Linden Ave. Arnold Darwin Waukazo, her boyfriend, has been charged with murdering Bates, who was transgender.

Stanley Curtis Rogers, 58, was shot dead on the night of January 21 in what police describe as a robbery gone bad in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Ave. S. Ladell James Antone Johnson, 18, has been charged with his murder.

Jeremee Jon Kraskey, 32, died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning, February 26. Police found his body in the back yard of a home at 3520 14th Ave. S. near Powderhorn Park.

Stephanie Smith, 21, was shot and killed the night of March 28 as she was riding in a car on Park Avenue South with another man. Someone opened fire from another vehicle, and then sped away. There have been no arrests yet in the case.

Benjamin Van Handel, 23, a U of M student out late with friends in Dinkytown, was intentionally run over early in the morning on April 15. He died of his injuries April 21. Timothy Ayman Bakdash, 29, is charged with his murder.

Tomika Swoope, 19, was shot on April 25 in a suspected drive-by on Columbus Avenue South, near her home. Witnesses think she was mistaken for being a gang member. She died April 28 at Hennepin County Medical Center.



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Mookg_38
Mookg_38

free ish n shaunta not guilty

Neverendingpain
Neverendingpain

Life In Prison! They Got What They Deserved. That Doesn't Bring Keontrell Back. Rest In Paradise Honey. Everybody Misses You.

Jolene Hanson
Jolene Hanson

Keontrell i miss you soo much .you were a great friend to every body.  R.I.P keontrell. Love you.

TO
TO

Ishmal also has a conviction from last year for felony possesion of a fire arm. Oh i'm sure he is innocent. He is a good kid i'm sure. (you are reading the sarcasm right?)

TO
TO

tried as adults, no doubt. And second degree, really? first degree murder sounds good.

Sickofit
Sickofit

These punks should be tried as adults and sentence to natural life plus, all gand related crime should be double time and bring chain gangs back

Disgusted but what can we do??
Disgusted but what can we do??

 I hate to say it but one of the young men accused of this tragedy is my younger cousin. His father was murdered in much the same fashion when he was only a child and its just sad how history repeats itself (in a way i guess...). I am not gonna make myself look foolish and say that "It wasnt them! set them free!" I mean all the evidence points to these two however, i think the problem is much more complex than just this incident. We need to start holding the kids parents accountable for when their children commit these crimes...

Thorpecortez
Thorpecortez

IM ISHHMAEL MOORE BROTHER MY BRO DIDNT DO THAT OR MY CUZIN. ALL GOT THE WRONG PEOPLE THEY GOT HE SAY SHITT YOU CANT GO BY THAT I PROMISE YOU ALL GOT THE WRONG PEOPLE....... PLEASE JUST FREE THEM

Dancinbabii12345
Dancinbabii12345

fuck them bitches who killed keontrell. i hope your "bro" & your "cuzin" ROT IN HELL! i love you keontrell & miss you so much

Completekoolchick1
Completekoolchick1

 it was a case of daylight dumbness and witnesses all over a busy street these kids are dumass hell and its messed up they shot that boy but everybody in jail is innocent in they eyes but you do the crime you do the time plan as simple ass that and I know one of the dudes sisters and you was trying to set my bro up so its a vicious cycle all and all I'm praying for Keontrell for real

Davidgod
Davidgod

Wrong people, If so they know who did this, And if they want to be hard and not tell, Oh well they and someone who will rot in hell

Un_loving_world
Un_loving_world

 No Your Brother and Cousin Are Murders, Thats What They Are. Heartless and Selfish Individuals. Man They Deserve To Rot In Jail! You'll Never Understand The Pain That Keontrell's Family and Friends Are Dealing With.It's a shame that were killing our own people. this black on black violence needs to stop. I'm glad the caught you brother and your cousin, because to many people are dying and murders like your family members are getting away with it to easily. Justice is served but that doesn't bring Keontrell Back! Put Your Self In His Family And Friends Position, What If It Was Your Brother! My Heart Is hurting it really is. All this for what? gangs, not liking someone? that makes it ok so take another person's life. They've Robbed Keontrell from living! SO THAT ONLY MAKES IT RIGHT FOR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO ROB THEIR LIVES FOR SOCIETY, THEY DON'T DESERVE FREEDOM THEY ARE AN ENDANGERMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY! Granted that wont bring Keontrell Back But Your Brother and cousin don't deserve to be out of jail they don't, i wonder if their even  remorseful for what they have done and if they are. Thats still not good enough! Check Yourself, Taking Someone's life is not right, and should not go unpunished!No Your Brother and Cousin Are Murders, Thats What They Are. Heartless and Selfish Individuals. Man They Deserve To Rot In Jail! You'll Never Understand The Pain That Keontrell's Family and Friends Are Dealing With.It's a shame that were killing our own people. this black on black violence needs to stop. I'm glad the caught you brother and your cousin, because to many people are dying and murders like your family members are getting away with it to easily. Justice is served but that doesn't bring Keontrell Back! Put Your Self In His Family And Friends Position, What If It Was Your Brother! My Heart Is hurting it really is. All this for what? gangs, not liking someone? that makes it ok so take another person's life. They've Robbed Keontrell from living! SO THAT ONLY MAKES IT RIGHT FOR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO ROB THEIR LIVES FOR SOCIETY, THEY DON'T DESERVE FREEDOM THEY ARE AN ENDANGERMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY! Granted that wont bring Keontrell Back But Your Brother and cousin don't deserve to be out of jail they don't, i wonder if their even  remorseful for what they have done and if they are. Thats still not good enough! Check Yourself, Taking Someone's life is not right, and should not go unpunished!

Theviolenceneedstostop
Theviolenceneedstostop

No Your Brother and Cousin Are Murders, Thats What They Are. Heartless and Selfish Individuals. Man They Deserve To Rot In Jail! You'll Never Understand The Pain That Keontrell's Family and Friends Are Dealing With.It's a shame that were killing our own people. this black on black violence needs to stop. I'm glad the caught you brother and your cousin, because to many people are dying and murders like your family members are getting away with it to easily. Justice is served but that doesn't bring Keontrell Back! Put Your Self In His Family And Friends Position, What If It Was Your Brother! My Heart Is hurting, My Heart is hurting! All this for what? gangs, not liking someone? that makes it ok so take another person's life. They've Robbed Keontrell from living! SO THAT ONLY MAKES IT RIGHT FOR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM TI ROB YOUR DASHAUNTA AND ISHMAEL FROM FREESDOM! THEY DONT SERVE TO BE IN THIS COMMUNITY! THEY ARE WERE THEY BELONG! bring Keontrell Back! Put Your Self In His Family And Friends Position, What If It Was Your Brother! My Heart Is hurting, My Heart is hurting! All this for what? gangs, not liking someone? that makes it ok so take another person's life. They've Robbed Keontrell from living! SO THAT ONLY MAKES IT RIGHT FOR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM TI ROB YOUR DASHAUNTA AND ISHMAEL FROM FREESDOM! THEY DONT SERVE TO BE IN THIS COMMUNITY! THEY ARE WERE THEY BELONG!

Cece G
Cece G

&ND THT WAS MY BOYFRIEND :'( R I P KEONTRELL ! GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN !

Kedel52973
Kedel52973

They killed an innocent person!! He wasn't involved in none of the stuff those boys were involved in!! They came down there for that reason!! Its sad that this person lost his life! R. I P Keontrell!! Cowards all these kids out here thinking they so tough but they are really cowards the gun makes them hard !! Let's see how hard they are in prison!!

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