BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Six people have been charged in the home invasion and fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Bloomington.
The shooting, which took place last Thursday, involved two men and four women. All have been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.
Those charged include:
-- Megan Cater, 19, of Lakeville
-- Noah Peterson, 20, of Lakeville
-- Briana Martinson, 20, of Prior Lake
-- Tarrance Murphy, 20, of Minneapolis
-- Maurice Verser, 20, of Minneapolis
-- Alec Streit, 20, of Minneapolis
Charges say a woman, who lived with the victim, 19-year-old Corey Elder, heard a knock at the door around 10:35 p.m. last Thursday. When Elder opened the door, Cater and Martinson burst into the apartment, located on 6800 West Old Shakopee Road, screaming that Elder and the woman were liars.
The woman told police she recognized the two women because they previously bought drugs from Elder.
Murphy and Verser came into the apartment after the women and pistol whipped Elder while the two women yelled at the female victim in her bedroom, while they searched the room for drugs.
The two women then grabbed cocaine, Xanax and gabapentin from the bedroom, according to the charges.
Elder tried to fight back but Verser threw him on the bed next to the other victim and fired his weapon.
The complaint states the bullet nicked Elder's jugular vein, shattered his spine and fractured his skull.
The four suspects fled into the parking lot, where Streit and Peterson were waiting in two cars.
Charges state Cater and Martinson planned the home invasion because they wanted to steal Elder's drugs. The six suspects met in the parking lot before entering Elder's apartment to go over the final plan, according to the charges.
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