Cornelius Reed charged with shooting & robbing man who asked for a cigarette

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Midtown Hills Precinct detectives have charged 17-year-old Cornelius Reed with especially aggravated robbery for shooting a 20-year-old man in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue South in Edgehill Homes Tuesday evening.

According to Metro Police, the victim reported that he approached a group of persons standing near the front porch of an apartment to ask for a cigarette.  He said one of those individuals demanded his belongings and then shot him in the leg.  Detectives were able to match a nickname they had been given to Cornelius Reed.  The victim later identified Reed from a photo lineup.

Cornelius Reed (MNPD)

Reed, of Bellevue Road, was booked at juvenile detention following his arrest in the downtown area.

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