Shooter kills man at strip mall after attending birthday dinner

EDINA, MN – A Minneapolis resident faces charges of second-degree murder related to a fatal shooting that occurred at an Edina strip mall last weekend. Kayvon Julian Madison, 21, is accused of causing the death of 23-year-old Darien Jamal Roberson from St. Paul.

Court documents reveal that Madison was among several individuals who reported the incident to the police, claiming self-defense and stating that Roberson had encroached upon him. Upon arrival, Edina police discovered a mortally wounded Roberson, and Madison standing nearby a holstered handgun on the ground.

Witness statements described Madison and Roberson as acquaintances attending a mutual friend’s birthday dinner at a local restaurant. However, their relationship had been tense.

Statements and footage from surveillance cameras at the scene contradicted Madison’s claims of self-defense. The video showed an escalating argument in the parking lot between Madison and Roberson.

Witnesses reported Madison making inflammatory remarks about a friend of Roberson’s, which Roberson tried to deflect. However, Madison continued to instigate, leading to physical retaliation from Roberson.

The video then showed Madison drawing a gun and firing at Roberson five times. Witnesses restrained Madison until police arrived.

Madison is due to make his initial court appearance later this week. If he is convicted of the second-degree murder charge, he faces a potential prison sentence of up to 40 years.