Charges: Minnesota suspect fired fatal shot during robbery

Published 10:00 pm Monday, December 11, 2017

WAITE PARK — Prosecutors have charged a St. Cloud man jailed in North Dakota with murder in a fatal shooting at an apartment in central Minnesota.

Twenty-year-old Desmond Ormandy Barzey was charged Monday in Stearns County with unintentional second-degree murder as well as assault and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

According to the complaint, Barzey entered an apartment in Waite Park, pointed a handgun and ordered everyone to empty their pockets. One man threw a shirt at Barzey and began moving toward him when Barzey allegedly shot him in the chest.

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The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. Barzey fled and was arrested after a police chase near Bismarck early Sunday. Police recovered a handgun from the vehicle.

Barzey is being held in the Burleigh County Jail, awaiting extradition.