Plymouth, Minn., police say one suspect is in custody and they are seeking the public’s help in reporting the whereabouts of two other young adult suspects in the shooting homicide of a juvenile teen in their city on Monday.
Yaseen Thomas Johnson, 17, of Albertville died as a result of the shooting which took place just before 6 p.m. on Monday on the 9700 block of 37th Place North. At the time of the shooting report, a 911 caller reported that the victim was slumped in a vehicle, according to dispatch audio at the time. When police arrived, the person was determined to be deceased.
“Yaseen was 17-years-old. He had his whole life ahead of him,” Plymouth Public Safety Director Erik Fadden said during a press conference Thursday.
Johnson was reportedly a student at Rogers High School.
Police released a statement shortly after the shooting but had stopped short of calling it a homicide while they continued the investigation. The medical examiner’s report released on Wednesday listed the teen’s manner of death as a homicide from multiple gunshot wounds.
From Thursday’s Plymouth Police Department press release:
“The Plymouth Police Department has announced one arrest and seeks the public’s help locating two other suspects who may have been involved in the Nov. 14 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male in Plymouth.
Officers arrested Luke Davin Williams, 18, without incident on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the City of Golden Valley. Williams was booked at Hennepin County Jail for probable cause murder.
The Plymouth Police Department seeks the public’s help locating two other suspects:
Augustus ‘AJ’ Matthew Sirleaf Jr., 19, of Plymouth
Hans Madave, 19, of New Hope
The firearm used in this incident has not been recovered.
The Plymouth Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 5:56 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at the 9700 block of 37th Place N. in Plymouth.
Officers arrived at the scene and located a deceased juvenile male with an apparent gunshot wound inside a vehicle. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the juvenile as Yaseen Thomas Johnson, 17, of Albertville.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Sirleaf or Madave, or has any information about the case, is encouraged to call the Plymouth Police Department tip line at 763-509-5177.”
Update: Plymouth police announced Friday morning that Sirleaf turned himself in Thursday night. He was transported to Hennepin County Jail and booked for probable cause murder. Police are still looking for Madave.
Alpha News will continue to follow updates in this case.
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