12-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot At Birthday Sleepover

(St. Paul, MN) — A young St. Paul boy was fatally shot at a birthday sleepover this past weekend. Police were called to a home along Stinson Street early Saturday morning, where they found 12-year-old Markee Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was taken to Regions Hospital but died of his injuries, while a 14-year-old boy has been taken into custody and charged with manslaughter in connection with Markee’s death. Family members of the 14-year-old suspect say the shooting was a result of an accident. A vigil for Markee Jones was held on Sunday evening.

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