Charges: ‘Snapchat Feud’ Led to Fatal Shooting at Plymouth Home
An ongoing feud through social media resulted in a fatal shooting at a Plymouth home last Saturday, according to charges filed this week.
Raheim Cooper, 19, of Brooklyn Park, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 20-year-old Abraham Barbly of Brooklyn Center died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Police responded at approximately 10:50 p.m. Saturday to the shooting at a home in the 5800 block of Oakview Lane in Plymouth. According to the complaint, a “large party” had been taking place. Neighbors told CCX News that the home was being rented out.
According to details in the complaint:
The suspect and the victim “had been feuding over Snapchat” for the past few months. The complaint says the suspect, later identified as Cooper, punched the victim and pointed a gun up in the air. Witnesses then reported hearing gun shots. Police found Barbly lying on the kitchen floor unresponsive.
Following the shooting, police observed a large group of individuals trying to exit the home, the complaint said. During the response, officers found a backpack containing a loaded gun and several bags of what appeared to be marijuana in front of a Plymouth squad car. One of the individuals closest to the backpack was later identified as Cooper.
The gun had a switch device allowing the weapon to shoot fully automatic, the complaint said. A 911 caller also reported that a “switch automatic” handgun was used in the shooting.
Cooper is being held at the Hennepin County jail held on $1 million bail. His next court date is scheduled for April 5.