One charged in Anoka apartment shooting

An Anoka man has been charged following a shooting at an apartment on Harrison Street Sunday.

Eddie Nora Lewis Mitchell, 22, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court Tuesday on felony second-degree assault and illegal possession of a weapon charges.

Just before 1 p.m. police were dispatched to Mercy Hospital where a woman was being treated for a gunshot wound.

The victim told Anoka Police officers she had been outside an apartment building when she heard a popping sound and felt pain in her buttocks, according to the complaint. She was taken to hospital by three acquaintances, including Mitchell.

But in a second statement to police, the victim allegedly admitted she had not been honest about the shooting.

According to the complaint, the woman had been in the apartment at 636 Harrison St. with several others when Mitchell arrived and was yelling, accusing people of talking about him.

Mitchell allegedly confronted the victim in a bedroom inside the apartment. During that confrontation another man intervened.

Mitchell allegedly shoved that man and then pulled a handgun from his back waistband.

According to the complaint, Mitchell struggled with the gun, racked it and the gun fired with the shot hitting the victim in the buttocks.

Numerous witnesses allegedly confirmed the victim’s account of the shooting.

The renter consented to a search of the apartment where police allegedly found blood in the bedroom. Mitchell’s sister also directed police to a shell casing that she recovered after the shooting, according to the complaint.

In 2012 Mitchell pleaded guilty to a felony charge for making terroristic threats, while a second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to five years probation for the offense. The terms of that probation included no use or possession of firearms.

A report of Mitchell violating that probation was made Nov. 15, 2013 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested on the warrant and appeared in court Jan. 2, posting bond Jan. 3. He was scheduled for a probation violation hearing Feb. 6.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at [email protected]

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