Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ricky Darnell Waters Shoots Kills Musician and Injures Man at Winona Bar

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July 27, 2016 Ricky Darnell Waters Shoots Kills Musician and Injures Man at Winona Bar
claimed the life of Robert C. Johnson, 53, better known as Bob Johnson, a member of the Winona-based bluegrass-folk band Beet Root Stew. shot was Sean Patrick O’Brien, 27, who survived.   Reports say Waiters drove up to a group of people and briefly spoke with them, then returned moments later and opened fire. Jurors convicted a man of first-degree murder for shooting into a crowd of people outside aWinona bar in a late-night rift o ver a parking spot. pleaded not guilty to all charges, which are two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, drive-by shooting and possession of a pistol without a permit. Waiters claimed in testimony Monday that he had been frightened for his life and felt trapped by a continued aggression by several yelling men, culminating with Johnson approaching the vehicle, yelling, with something Waiters said appeared to be a weapon. February was found guilty by jury.  Suspect is black, victim is white
 

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Two white men shot; black male arrested - DailyKenn.com

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Jul 29, 2016 - Two white men shot; black male arrested · DAILYKENN.com -- Robert Charles Johnson, 53, is dead. Johnson was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Winona, Minnesota. Ricky Darnell Waiters, 49, was arrested for the crime. Also shot was Sean Patrick O'Brien, 27, who survived. Reports say Waiters drove ... is a conservative web site with an emphasis on anti-racism. It is an original-content, opinion-based news aggregate with an agenda.

Waiters testifies he was frightened for his safety ... - Winona Daily News
www.winonadailynews.com/news/.../waiters.../article_92f3d611-2bd6-5227-8195-60e...
Ricky Darnell Waiters, 51, is facing charges stemming from an altercation in July 2016 which resulted in the death of Robert Johnson, 53, of Winona. Waiters has pleaded not guilty to all charges, which are two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree ... pleaded not guilty to all charges, which are two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, drive-by shooting and possession of a pistol without a permit.

defense claims that that rather than an unprovoked attack by Waiters, people who were at the bar rushed the vehicle and attacked Waiters, following him when he attempted to back away from where he had parked.  Waiters claimed in testimony Monday that he had been frightened for his life and felt trapped by a continued aggression by several yelling men, culminating with Johnson approaching the vehicle, yelling, with something Waiters said appeared to be a weapon.

Trial for Ricky Waiters, accused in Winona drive-by shooting, starts ... http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/trial-for-ricky-waiters-accused-in-winona-drive-by-shooting/article_a3459aad-d713-5a6d-af3b-ec22a1ef6232.html Jan 28, 2018 - Ricky Darnell Waiters, 51, is facing two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, drive-by shooting and possession of a pistol ... 2 shot, 1 dead, 1 arrested: Winona man, with motives still unclear, accused of opening fire on crowdoutside bar. hadn’t heard back from Waiters or his representatives.

Under the proposed agreement, Waiters would have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder through drive-by shooting, assault in the second degree and drive-by shooting in the July 27, 2016, death of Robert Johnson.

 half-dozen people were standing outside EB’s Corner on the 700 block of West Fifth Street shortly after 1 a.m. on July 27, having left the bar at closing time, when a blue Geo Tracker driven by Waiters pulled up in a no-parking area behind the bar.

One of the people walked up to the vehicle to tell Waiters not to park there, at which point Waiters backed out of the lot, pulled his vehicle parallel to the street, and fired a .40-caliber handgun six or seven times at the people gathered while they scattered, according to the complaint. One of the shots struck Johnson, 53, in the chest area.   man was also struck, suffering multiple serious upper-leg injuries.
witness descriptions of Waiters and his vehicle, combined with existing law-enforcement information, officers soon determined Waiters lived in a downtown apartment...  was arrested, gun found after search .


A suspect was arrested; details, motive unclear. http://www.startribune.com/1-dead-1-wounded-in-winona-bar-shooting-suspect-arrested/388389731/ Jul 28, 2016 - A well-known folk and bluegrass musician was shot to death and another man wou nded by gunfire early Wednesday at a downtown Winona bar, and the suspected gunman was arrested a few hours later, authorities said.  claimed the life of Robert C. Johnson, 53, better known as Bob Johnson, a member of the Winona-based bluegrass-folk band Beet Root Stew. made contact with the suspect and arrested him without incident shortly before 7 a.m. Police said he’s a 49-year-old Winona resident. The man, yet to be charged, is jailed on suspicion of assault and second-degree murder during a drive-by shooting, suggesting that he fired the shots from a vehicle.

Charges: Parking rift sparked shooting death behind Winona bar ...
www.startribune.com/charges-parking-rift...shooting-death...winona-bar/388554091/
Jul 28, 2016 - 4. Court records show Waiters intends to seek a public defender for legal representation. The shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday behind EB's Corner Bar in the 700 block of W. 5th Street. Johnson, a member of the Winona-based bluegrass-folk band Beet Root Stew, was shot in the chest. alleged shooter had been confronted about where he wanted to park moments before the gunfire erupted, according to the charges. Ricky D. Waiters was charged in Winona County District Court with second-degree murder, second-degree assault and drive-by shooting in connection with the killing of musician Robert C. Johnson,

Life term awaits killer who sprayed gunfire in parking spot rift behind ...
www.startribune.com/life-term-awaits-killer-who...in...winona-bar/474196803/   Jurors convicted a man of first-degree murder for shooting into a crowd of people outside aWinona bar in a late-night rift over a parking spot. A 53-year-old local musician was killed. Ricky D. Waiters, 51, of Winona, was found guilty Tuesday in Winona County District Court in connection with the July 2016 ...

Winona man guilty in musician's murder - PressReader
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/star-tribune/20180216/2819603132231871 day ago - Jurors convicted a man of first-degree murder for shooting into a crowd of people outside aWinona bar in a latenight rift over a parking spot. A 53-year-old local musician was killed. Ricky D. Waiters, 51, of Winona, was found guilty Tuesday in Winona County District Court in connection with the July 2016 ...

Winona Murder Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict - KROC-AM
krocam.com/winona-murder-trial-ends-in-guilty-verdict/  4 days ago - Winona, MN (KROC-AM News) - Members of a Winona County jury deliberated for about five hours on Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict against a Winona man on trial for a fatal shootingin 2016. Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman reported 51-year-old Ricky Waiters was convicted of first and .