4 suspects charged in fatal shooting of Prior Lake man

Slaying of 42-year-old James Herron on November 23 around 2 a.m.

Four people have been charged in connection with the killing of  Prior Lake man, which led to a police chase in the southern Minneapolis suburbs that ended with officers shooting one of the suspects.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that 39-year-old Brandy Lee Jaques, 28-year-old Derrick Zechariah Smith, 27-year-old Tyrel Lamar Patterson, and 26-year-old Jonte Glenn Robinson face multiple charges in the slaying of 42-year-old James Herron at his home November 23 around 2 a.m.

Court documents say Smith fled the car on foot when the chase ended in Edina and shot at Eden Prairie police. Police returned fire, injuring Smith. He is scheduled for a court hearing in Minneapolis on an assault charge Tuesday.

The other suspects are scheduled for a bail hearing in Scott County District Court on Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had attorneys.

Categories: Crime-imported, News-imported, Police-imported