Three charged for downtown Mpls bar close drive-by crossfire that injured two innocents
|From left to right, Rolack Jr., Wilson, and Peoples.|
The gunfire shattered the back window of the car the women were driving. They drove to the hospital after realized they were injured.
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Another vehicle parked on Second Avenue North was also damaged in the crossfire. A witness in that vehicle told police they saw two cars shooting at each other, one of them "a large SUV with distinctive tires... last seen headed west on 94."
|The Saturday morning shootout happened around this intersection.|
"Officers located this vehicle within minutes of the shots-fired reports," the criminal complaint continues.
Inside were Minneapolis residents Michael Rolack Jr., 33, and Tylynne Wilson, 31, along with Columbia Heights resident Loretha Peoples, 22. Rolack Jr. was driving.
A stolen handgun with an empty magazine was found in the SUV's center console, and a discharged casing was found by Wilson's foot in the front passenger area. A bullet strike was later found on the vehicle's hood.
Yesterday, Rolack Jr. was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of drive-by shooting, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of theft. Wilson was charged with theft, second-degree riot, and felon in possession, and Peoples was charged with second-degree riot.
Police haven't yet located second vehicle involved in the shootout or the passengers inside of it.
"The investigation is ongoing," the criminal complaint says.
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