Minneapolis Police Arrest 2nd Man in Boy’s Shooting Death
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis police have arrested a second man in the drive-by shooting death of a 2-year-old boy earlier this month.
Police say the 31-year-old man was booked into Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday. The man has not been charged.
Le-Vonte King Jason Jones was shot in the chest while he sat in his father's van on July 8. His father, 25-year-old Melvonte Peterson of Brooklyn Center, was jailed Friday - the day of his son's funeral - on charges of illegally having a firearm and drive-by shooting.
Authorities say Peterson returned fire at a black Chevrolet Impala after its driver pulled next to Peterson's van in north Minneapolis and fired shots.
The driver of the Impala fired the two initial shots, killing Le-Vonte and grazing his 15-month-old sister in the leg.