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2nd man charged in Target Headquarters arson

2nd man charged in Target Headquarters arson Photo: Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: November 20, 2020 04:47 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 04:44 PM

A second man has been charged in connection to the arson of Target Headquarters in August.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 34-year-old Leroy Lemonte Perry Williams is charged with attempt to commit arson. He made his first court appearance Friday.

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Man charged in connection to arson at Target Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis experienced rioting and looting on Aug. 26 after a homicide suspect died by suicide but false rumors around the man's death spread.

At 11:06 p.m., Williams was caught on surveillance video lighting a cardboard box on fire and placing it inside Target Headquarters through a shattered glass door, a criminal complaint states. He was also seen making several additional attempts to start a fire in the vestibule of the building a few minutes later.

Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson was charged in September with one count of arson in connection to the incident.


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