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Accused Sartell Shooter Held on $2,000,000 Bail

Demetreus McGinnis
Demetreus McGinnis, charged with 2nd-degree murder.  PHOTO: Stearns County Jail

ST. CLOUD — A St. Cloud man made his first court appearance on charges he shot and killed a man outside the Sartell Sprint Store Thursday.

23-year-old Demetreus McGinnis has been charged with second degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Maurice Galvin Jr. Galvin was shot in the chest and later died at St. Cloud Hospital.

Shooting victim, Maurice Galvin Junior PHOTO: Stearns County Jail

The judge ordered McGinnis held on $2,000,000 unconditional bail or $1,000,000 bail with court conditions.

The defense argued for $50,000 bail. They argued McGinnis was working at the Sprint Store Thursday when two men came to the store to rob him. According to the defense, Galvin pulled out a gun and threatened McGinnis. A struggle ensued and Galvin was shot in the chest.

But, Stearns County Assistant Attorney Will Brost says McGinnis was selling what is believed to be drugs and with his previous aggravated robbery convictions, there is a public safety concern because McGinnis qualifies as a dangerous offender.

McGinnis was returned to jail and his next court hearing has been scheduled for March 28th.

One side note, police still haven’t found the gun used in the shooting.

Read the Criminal Complaint with charges against Demetreus McGinnis

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