- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police have arrested a second man in the drive-by shooting death of a 2-year-old boy earlier this month.

Police say the 31-year-old man was booked into Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday. The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/2avJAdx ) reports the man has not been charged.

Le-Vonte King Jason Jones was shot in the chest while he sat in his father’s van on July 8. His father, 25-year-old Melvonte Peterson of Brooklyn Center, was jailed Friday - the day of his son’s funeral - on charges of illegally having a firearm and drive-by shooting.

Authorities say Peterson returned fire at a black Chevrolet Impala after its driver pulled next to Peterson’s van in north Minneapolis and fired shots.

The driver of the Impala fired the two initial shots, killing Le-Vonte and grazing his 15-month-old sister in the leg.

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


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