One of two men accused in the August shootings in St. Paul pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, the other two charges — a second count of assault and one count of dangerously discharging a weapon — were dropped against 26-year-old Kevin Jevon Barnett.
The plea agreement did not include the timing of the sentence. The lawyer’s office said the defense is expected to seek probation and that the prosecution will seek prison.
The second man accused in the shooting, Charles Kenneth Augustus Redding, appears in court on November 3. The 24-year-old St. Paul man has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one count. Dangerous discharge of weapons.
According to the criminal complaint, shortly after midnight on August 4, St. Paul police were called to the Hamline-Midway neighborhood after a shooting was reported. Officers found more than 30 shells in the alley and blood on Asbury Street between the university and Sherburne avenues.
Barnett and Redding were both injured in the shooting, as was a 27-year-old woman who was shot twice in her leg.
Barnett will be sentenced on December 9.