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State of Minnesota County of Hennepin

District Court 4th Judicial District

Prosecutor File No. Court File No.

17A01814

27-CR-17-3946

State of Minnesota,

vs.

Plaintiff,

COMPLAINT

Order of Detention

QURAN JABARI MITCHELL DOB: 09/17/1995

3436 Adair Ave N Crystal, MN 55422

Defendant.

The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe Defendant committed the following offense(s):

COUNT I

Charge: Murder - 2nd Degree - Without Intent - While Committing a Felony Minnesota Statute: 609.19.2(1), with reference to: 609.19.2(1) Maximum Sentence: 40 YEARS Offense Level: Felony

Offense Date (on or about): 02/11/2017

Control #(ICR#): 17003096

Charge Description: That on or about 2/11/2017, in Crystal, Hennepin County, Minnesota Quran Jabari Mitchell did without intent to effect the death of any person, cause the death of a known juvenile male, DOB 2-3-15, a human being, while committing or attempting to commit the felony offense of assault in the first degree.

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STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE

Complainant has investigated the facts and circumstances of this offense and believes the following establishes probable cause:

On Saturday February 11, 2017, at about 11:00 pm, a known adult female called 911 to report that her two- year-old son (DOB 2-3-15), hereinafter “victim,” was not breathing. Paramedics responded to the home in Crystal, Hennepin County, and found the victim unconscious, bruised, and obviously very critically ill. They took the victim first to North Memorial and then Children’s Hospital where he was placed on life support.

Physicians examined the victim and determined that he had had several episodes of cardiac arrest and was neurologically unresponsive. A head CT showed bilateral subdural hematomas which are highly suspicious for child abuse. The victim also had bilateral retinal hemorrhages. He was bruised on his left arm, shoulder, ear, cheek and forehead and had similar bruises on his right side. The victim died on the night of February 12th. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and, while final findings will take time due to the complexity of the case, observed that the victim had head injuries and bilateral retinal hemorrhages consistent with blunt force trauma.

Investigation determined that the victim, his mother, and defendant QURAN JABARI MITCHELL rented a room in the Crystal home of another family. A known adult female living in the home told police that the defendant had been beating the victim since they moved in in December 2016. She said she saw bruises on the victim on several occasions over the prior two weeks. She said she has seen the defendant kick the victim. She said that on February 11th, she heard loud thuds coming from the bedroom where the defendant, the victim, and his mother lived. The thuds were followed by the sound of the victim crying. A known adult male living in the home said that he heard the victim crying and the defendant yelling, “Shut up!” This was followed by banging coming from their bedroom.

The victim’s mother told police she witnessed the defendant hit the victim in the head with a shoe and punch and kick him.

In an out-of-custody interview the defendant said that the victim had been sick over the course of the last week. He said that the victim would not lay down and go to bed and that he hit him on his face with a flip- flop shoe “no more than 5 times.” He said he hit the victim on his thigh 4-5 times. He said the child fell down and got back up after he hit him. He also said he used his foot on the victim 4-5 times but said he never actually kicked him. The defendant said the one thing he made sure of was that “he never hit him too hard.”

The defendant also said he hit the victim on other occasions but never more than five times at once. He said that his preferred method of disciplining the victim was to have him stand in the corner “but they never listen the first time” and it was necessary to swat him. The investigation into this history and the age of the victim’s injuries is ongoing.

The defendant is in custody.

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SIGNATURES AND APPROVALS

Complainant requests that Defendant, subject to bail or conditions of release, be:

(1) arrested or that other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendant's appearance in court; or (2) detained, if already in custody, pending further proceedings; and that said Defendant otherwise be dealt with according to law.

Complainant declares under penalty of perjury that everything stated in this document is true and correct. Minn. Stat. § 358.116; Minn. R. Crim. P. 2.01, subds. 1, 2.

Complainant

Sean James Kwiatkowski Police Officer 4141 Douglas Drive N Crystal, MN 55422 Badge: 326

Electronically Signed:

02/14/2017 10:16 AM Hennepin County, Minnesota

Signed: 02/14/2017 10:16 AM Hennepin County, Minnesota Being authorized to prosecute the offenses charged, I

Being authorized to prosecute the offenses charged, I approve this complaint.

Prosecuting Attorney

Amy Sweasy 300 S 6th St Minneapolis, MN 55487 (612) 348-5550

Electronically Signed:

02/14/2017 09:59 AM

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FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE

From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendant’s arrest or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendant’s appearance in court, or Defendant’s detention, if already in custody, pending further proceedings. Defendant is therefore charged with the above-stated offense(s).

SUMMONSis therefore charged with the above-stated offense(s). THEREFORE YOU, THE DEFENDANT, ARE SUMMONED to appear on

THEREFORE YOU, THE DEFENDANT, ARE SUMMONED to appear on

before the above-named court at 300 S Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 to answer this complaint.

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IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR in response to this SUMMONS, a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST shall be issued.

WARRANTto this SUMMONS, a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST shall be issued. To the Sheriff of the

To the Sheriff of the above-named county; or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than 36 hours after the arrest or as soon as such Judge or Judicial Officer is available to be dealt with according to law.

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to be dealt with according to law. Execute in MN Only Execute Nationwide X ORDER OF

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Execute in MN Only Execute Nationwide X ORDER OF DETENTION Execute in Border States Since the

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Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be detained pending further proceedings.

Bail: $1,000,000.00 Conditions of Release:

This complaint, duly subscribed and sworn to or signed under penalty of perjury, is issued by the undersigned Judicial Officer as of the following date: February 14, 2017.

Judicial Officer

Herbert Lefler District Court Judge

Electronically Signed: 02/14/2017 10:22 AM

Sworn testimony has been given before the Judicial Officer by the following witnesses:

COUNTY OF HENNEPIN STATE OF MINNESOTA

State of Minnesota

Plaintiff

vs.

Quran Jabari Mitchell

Defendant

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RETURN OF SERVICE

I hereby Certify and Return that I have served a copy of this Order of Detention upon the Defendant herein named.

Signature of Authorized Service Agent:

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