UPDATE: North Dakota College Student Charged In Twin Cities Murder
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota college football player who was a standout athlete at a Minnesota high school has been charged with fatally shooting a man outside a Minneapolis bar over the weekend.
Cedric Chappell Jr. was arrested Tuesday at Valley City State University. He is charged in Hennepin County, Minn. with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. He’s being held in the Barnes County jail.
Twenty-two-year-old Willie Smith, of St. Paul, was fatally shot outside the Blue Nile restaurant and bar about 2 a.m. Saturday. Another man was shot in the leg.
A criminal complaint says a fight started inside the bar, spilled out into the parking lot and two groups started shooting at each other.
Chappell was a standout athlete at Washburn High School in Minneapolis.