A 24-year-old is facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter after a man was shot and killed Thursday night on Edmond St.
A first-degree class-C felony charge of involuntary manslaughter was filed Friday in Buchanan County against Raydel Cespedes in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony C. Minor Jr.
As we previously reported, Capt. Jeff Wilson said officers responded to 2010 Edmond St. around 11:23 p.m. Thursday in reference to a shooting call. After they arrived, officers found Minor with a gunshot wound laying on the sidewalk in front of the residence. Officers along with EMS personnel performed CPR on Minor but were unsuccessful. Minor was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to court documents, Cespedes was in a verbal argument with the victim outside of the residence then went inside his home and got a gun and returned to the front door.
“While holding the gun the suspect again began to argue with the victim. During the argument the suspect shot the victim at least one time while the victim was standing outside of the residence. The victim was unarmed,” said Det. Greg Ogdahl with the St. Joseph Police Department. “The suspect and the victim knew each other.”
Cespedes is scheduled to appear for an arraignment Tuesday. Bond information was unavailable Friday afternoon on online documents.