Two people in Minnesota were taken into custody in connection to a double homicide last month police believe was gang-related.
Deijuan Anthony McCaleb-Robinson, 21, faces two-counts of second-degree murder as well as one count of illegal possession of a fully automatic handgun, while Lerita Simone Rayford, 28, faces one count of aiding an offender to avoid arrest, KSTP reported.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by the station, on May 14, witnesses in Minneapolis reported seeing two armed men wearing masks and hoodies exit a Ford Fusion and one open fire on the victims — Mcconda Deion Robinson, 51, and 21-year-old Kayvon Jemell Williams.
The men then jumped back into the vehicle, and a woman behind the wheel drove them from the scene, the complaint states.
Investigators at the crime scene recovered nine .357-caliber shell casings that they determined all came from the same fully automatic handgun, police wrote in the complaint.
An informant tipped off detectives to the suspects’ Facebook profiles and claimed that Rayford allegedly was driving the getaway car, later determined to be a rental that was returned two days following the deadly shooting.
On April 21, Rayford was ticketed while driving the Fusion, and detectives later compared her and McCaleb-Robinson’s cell phone data with GPS data recovered from the vehicle to determine the path the Fusion and the pair took around the time of the attack, the complaint states.
Both suspects were being held at the Hennepin County jail — Rayford on $500,000 bail and McCaleb-Robinson on $1 million bail.
The complaint states McCaleb-Robinson was a suspected associate of the “Lows” gang, and one of the shooting victims was with the “Highs.”