MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hennepin County prosecutors have charged two suspects in a gunbattle with police in which a 15-year-old Minneapolis boy was killed and a police officer wounded.
On Wednesday, Antwan Thomas, 27, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and eight other charges, including assault, according to court records. Andre Davis, 20, was charged with aiding Thomas for hiding an assault rifle and a shirt.
Thomas was a convicted felon and not allowed to own a gun, said court records. In 1994, he received a 15-month stayed sentence for possessing a machine gun or a short-barreled shotgun or both.
Abdullah Simmons was killed Sunday by police after a car chase and subsequent standoff at a Minneapolis house. Thomas allegedly led the chase. The president of the police union said Simmons had been riding in the car with Thomas.
After the chase ended, police said Simmons had a pistol in his hand and was running toward officers.
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