Minneapolis man reportedly confesses on Facebook

Published 2:26 pm Saturday, December 19, 2009

An 18-year-old Minneapolis man allegedly posted a message on the social networking site Facebook, admitting to accidentally shooting a friend.

Zakaria Ikar Wayso was charged Friday with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a felony, in a Dec. 3 shooting. The complaint says the ban comes from a 2006 motor vehicle theft case.

According to a Hennepin County criminal complaint, Wayso posted on Facebook that he and a 19-year-old friend were playing with a gun when Wayso pulled the trigger and hit the friend in the back.

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The Star Tribune reported the victim was in satisfactory condition on Friday night at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Wayso allegedly apologized to the victim’s family at the hospital, but denied the shooting to police.

Wayso was arrested and scheduled to be in court Monday.