Man killed in strip mall shooting

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A fatal shooting that took place outside an Edina strip mall on Saturday night has led to murder charges against a 23-year-old Minneapolis man. Prosecutors in Hennepin County accused Kayvon Madison of shooting fellow 23-year-old Darien Roberson of St. Paul. Madison is now facing one count of second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

Court documents detail how Madison was one of several individuals who alerted authorities about the shooting, claiming that he had just shot someone who “came at me.” Upon their arrival, the police found Madison standing in the strip mall’s parking lot. They also encountered a holstered handgun and a victim lying on the ground nearby.

After his arrest at the scene, witnesses were interviewed by police. These testimonies revealed that Roberson, Madison, and over a dozen other people had gathered at a restaurant in the strip mall to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Both men reportedly knew each other but had been estranged following a disagreement the previous year.

Authorities state surveillance footage captured part of the tragic event. After a group photo session in the parking lot, Roberson is seen on tape turning to leave. Madison then approaches and speaks to him, prompting an argument that ultimately escalates into violence. The footage shows Madison shooting Roberson five times before being restrained until police got to the scene.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed that Roberson died from multiple gunshot wounds to the cheek, neck, shoulder, and chest.