The alleged shooter in the death of a man last spring outside a Sprint store in Sartell has been indicted for first-degree murder by a Stearns County grand jury.
The death happened March 21 in back of the store in a parking-lot area when Demetreus Anthony McGinnis, 23, allegedly fired a gun that mortally wounded Maurice Galvin Jr., 20. Galvin died later at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Authorities claimed the shooting happened because of angry disagreements about a drug deal.
McGinnis remains in jail.
He told authorities he shot the gun in self-defense. He had been working at the Sprint store just before he left the store when the shooting occurred. According to police reports, right after the shooting McGinnis left the scene but returned later to surrender to authorities at the scene. Prosecutors at first charged him with second-degree murder, but the grand jury increased the severity of that to first-degree murder based on the evidence that it examined.
Demetreus Anthony McGinnis