- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - A 44-year-old man is charged in last week’s fatal shooting outside a Coon Rapids bar over a poker game.

Chad Nelson of Ramsey was charged with second-degree murder Monday in Anoka County. Nelson is accused of fatally shooting 29-year-old Rayontra McCall early Thursday in the bar’s parking lot.

According to the complaint, witnesses say Nelson and McCall were at a poker tournament when “McCall’s uncle believed Nelson was cheating.”

After the men left the bar, the complaint says McCall punched Nelson in the face. Witnesses say Nelson pulled out a gun and shot McCall in the chest.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1KL2FqF) reports Nelson was arrested after seeking medical attention a few hours after the shooting.

Bail for Nelson is set at $750,000. He is due back in court Aug. 3.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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