Stephon Shannon indicted in Nizzel George murder

Categories: Homicide Files

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Nizzel George was killed while sleeping on his grandmother's couch.
Stephon Shannon, the 17-year-old charged earlier this summer in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old in north Minneapolis, has now been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder.

Shannon was previously charged with aiding and abetting murder in the first degree, a felony that could carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. The indictment includes four counts: first-degree murder in association with a gang, first-degree murder, and two counts of second-degree murder. If found guilty by a grand jury, the teenager would get life in prison with no chance of parole, reports the Pioneer Press.

Shannon is accused in the June 26 murder of Nizzel George, a young boy shot in the back while sleeping on his grandma's couch in north Minneapolis. In addition to Shannon, witnesses also identified a second suspect, known as "Funny Mo," according to the charges.

In interviews with police, Shannon criticized the officers for not solving the 2011 murder of Juwan Osborne, a.k.a. "Skitz," who Shannon called his brother. Around the neighborhood, Shannon and a group of others had started calling themselves the "Skitz Squad."

Shannon told witnesses that someone had shot up 4501 Camden Avenue North while he was on the couch earlier, and believed the shooter lived at Nizzel's house, according to the complaint. He admitted to going to the house and firing a handgun.

From the complaint: "Defendant told the witness that he had made his peace with God and was sorry about the baby."


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6 comments
kenny1
kenny1

So yet another black person will get sent to prison for a lifetime.  And my tax dollars get to pay for it all....................

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

And people wonder how stereotypes get reenforced..

aimee07de
aimee07de

Tim Huber, left, his dad were both charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting on a central Minnesota farm.methamphetamine last week after a 22-year-old woman was seen frantically searching a vehicle for her boyfriend's "missing finger." @kenny1

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland Yeah like how you misspell reinforced while saying something racist reminds everyone that Republicans are racist idiots. 

kenny1
kenny1

 @MicheleBachmann And you remind us why Democrats endorse the ghetto lifestyle: "rap music", Welfare, gangs, gang violence, drugs, guns, and malt liquor.  Why do they quietly endorse that lifestyle?  Because it gets them votes.  What a lovely nation we live in.  Oh, by the way, Michelle......you are still a Fatty!!!  Lay off those Doritos!!  Your ass is like a mile long now!!

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