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Chaz Stubblefield Charged With Murder In South Mpls. Gas Station Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A Minneapolis man is accused of shooting and killing a man from St. Cloud outside of a gas station after an argument between the two.

Chaz Stubblefield, 33, faces one count of second-degree murder in connection with the killing of 46-year-old Ryan Decker.

Decker was found in a pool of blood with no pulse outside of the Stop N Shop at 1700 East Lake Street in Minneapolis Wednesday, according to the criminal complaint.

A friend of Decker told police he had come from St. Cloud to help her move and they stopped at the gas station to buy a drink.

According to the complaint, a security guard told Decker he needed to wear a mask inside the store. Decker turned to leave, bumping into Stubblefield.

"You can say excuse me," Stubblefield said to Decker, the complaint states. Stubblefield told police Decker called him a racial slur before leaving the store.

Stubblefield followed Decker into the parking lot and after a brief scuffle, the complaint alleges Stubblefield shot Decker in the face.

Stubblefield allegedly admitted to the shooting and told police he threw the gun he used in a river. He is in custody.


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