Minneapolis Bus Shooting Suspect Killed Teen Armed Robbery Suspect in 2015

The man accused of shooting a school bus driver on I-35W actually killed a teen robbery suspect in 2015.

KARE 11 reports 31-year-old Kenneth Lilly is the same man that killed Lavauntai Detrone Broadbent, though no criminal charges were found "appropriate" against the St. Paul man for that incident, according to the Ramsey County attorney's office.

Lilly's attorneys spoke of the 2015 incident on Friday in a statement: "Mr. Lilly was the victim of a horrible violent crime where he had to act to save his life and the life of a young lady. Members of the 'Shoota Boy Gang' (SBD), on a multi-day crime spree, robbed him and a woman at gun point. He takes no joy in those events, and has struggled with the inevitable emotional turmoil that follows being forced to act in such a way. The matter was investigated, reviewed, and Mr. Lilly was cleared."

Lilly was charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon on Friday in connection with the Tuesday shooting involving the bus driver on I-35W.

The shooter told 911 dispatchers that he shot at the driver because he "feared for his safety."

Prosecutors say he had a permit to carry, of which the judge ordered be surrendered. Lilly's next court appearance is March 8.

 

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