18-year-old uses Facebook to admit he shot companion
Minneapolis -- Millions turn to Facebook every day to catch up with friends, to share photos and articles, to post details of daily life. But an 18-year-old man used a message on the social networking Web site to admit to a Minneapolis shooting a...
Minneapolis -- Millions turn to Facebook every day to catch up with friends, to share photos and articles, to post details of daily life.
But an 18-year-old man used a message on the social networking Web site to admit to a Minneapolis shooting and say it was an accident, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in Hennepin County District Court.
Zakaria Ikar Wayso of Minneapolis is charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a felony, in connection with the Dec. 3 shooting. The ban comes from his role in a 2006 motor vehicle theft case, the complaint says.
At 11 a.m. on Dec. 3, police found a 19-year-old man shot in the back in an alley. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was in satisfactory condition Friday night.
Police talked to a man who said he was driving a white minivan with Wayso and the victim, according to the complaint. The man said the two got out and were running around behind it in the alley when he heard a boom, the complaint said.
Wayso "looked shocked" and got back in, telling the man, "let's go, let's get out of here," according to the complaint. The man told police he let Wayso out of the minivan a short distance away before he returned to the area.
Days later, Wayso went to the hospital, where he spoke to the victim's family, apologized for shooting him and called it an accident, the complaint said.
That was much the same as what Wayso posted on Facebook, according to the complaint. The message said the two were playing with a gun and trying to fire it when Wayso pulled the trigger and hit the 19-year-old in the back.
But in an interview with police, Wayso denied shooting the 19-year-old or being there when he was shot, the complaint said.
Wayso was being held in the Hennepin County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail and is scheduled to be in court Monday afternoon.