Gunman sentenced to over 30 years for fatal shooting of 12-year-old boy

A Hennepin County Judge has handed down a sentence to Jeremiah Grady, the gunman convicted in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old London Bean in 2021. Grady has been sentenced to 367 months (30.5 years) in prison for second-degree murder and 183 months (15.25 years) for attempted second-degree murder. The shooting took place on September 8, 2021, in the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis.

According to court records, the shooting broke out around 3:40 p.m. near the intersection of Aldrich Avenue North and 8th Avenue North. Witnesses reported that Bean and another boy were engaged in a fight when Grady, the older brother of the other boy, emerged from the side of the house with a gun. Panic ensued as people scattered, and Grady began firing shots. He approached Bean and shot him twice, resulting in fatal injuries to the chest and abdomen.

When police officers came to the scene, they discovered Bean with gunshot wounds and immediately transported him to the hospital. Tragically, despite medical efforts, Bean succumbed to his injuries. Another witness recounted that Grady also fired his weapon at her and her grandfather, who were both sitting in a car nearby. Fortunately, neither of them was hit, but the vehicle sustained damage from the gunfire.

Grady, who was 18 years old at the time of the shooting, managed to evade capture for several months before being apprehended in November 2021. In May 2023, he pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges. The judge sentenced him to a total of 550 months (45.8 years) in prison, with the sentences for the two charges to be served concurrently.