Age 28 | Gunshot wound
Date of homicide: May 1, 2020
Darius Vann lost his life in a dispute over his place in line at a convenience store located in the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue East, Saint Paul. Darius was a Harding High School and Century College alum. The father of three, he was said to have a contagious smile.
When Darius was allegedly confronted by TS' John Reed, who lifted his shirt to display a handgun, Darius suggested they step outside to settle their dispute. Witnesses say Reed displayed a handgun in each hand, one with an extended magazine, and Reed said the bullets work and he would be out by the time he was 40. Witnesses say Darius was unarmed and quickly moved toward and reached for Reed. Prosecutors allege Reed then shot Darius.
TS' John Reed, age 22.
Reed is in custody on second degree murder charges.