Police arrested a Bloomington man on Tuesday in connection with a shooting that occurred in a Richfield parking lot on Thursday, Jan. 3, leaving a victim with multiple gunshot wounds.
Anthony Terrell Jenkins, 20, was charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly shooting a man three times, including once in the head. The victim, unnamed in the criminal complaint associated with charge, was hospitalized in stable condition and able to speak with officers, according to Lt. Mike Flaherty, Richfield Police public information officer.
At 9:48 p.m. the day of the shooting, officers were called to the Nicollet Avenue SuperAmerica located near Interstate 494, where they found the victim being tended to by a man who told police he was present at the time of the shooting.
Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to Hennepin County Medical Center. Staff there said he had three wounds; in addition to the head wound, Jenkins shot the victim in the abdomen and back-left shoulder, according to the complaint. The victim told hospital staff he had possibly been shot with a .22-caliber handgun.
The victim had come to the SuperAmerica — with the man who would later attend to him after the shooting — to recover a vehicle that the witness believed the victim had sold to a male known as “Lucky,” police learned.
That same witness and another man drove around looking for the vehicle after arriving at Super America, according to the complaint. The witness said he then pulled into the parking lot to the rear of the convenience store. He said he saw “Lucky” and the victim arguing and that he ran from the scene after seeing “Lucky” draw a handgun and hearing him fire it.
The charge against Jenkins carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.