RED WING — A Red Wing man is now facing a charge of first-degree murder after a Goodhue County Grand Jury handed up an indictment Monday.
The indictment was the result of a five-month investigation by the Red Wing Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension into the June 25 shooting death of D’Andre Hicks in Red Wing, according to a joint news release from Goodhue County Attorney Stephen O’Keefe and Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman.
As a result, Michael Antonio Reyes, 20, is now facing 12 felony charges — first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder as well as charges of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, threats of violence, intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety, dangerous weapon-discharge firearm, shooting victim-duty to render aid-assistance, receiving stolen property and possession of ammo/any firearm-adjudicated delinquent for crime of violence.
Before the grand jury indictment, Reyes was facing seven felony charges. He appeared in court on the indictments on Tuesday. The $2 million unconditional bail set by Judge Kevin Mark in June remains in effect, according to court records. Reyes' next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.
Red Wing Police and Goodhue County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 700 block of Plum Street, a few blocks outside of Red Wing’s downtown commercial core, shortly after 6:30 p.m.on June 25. When police arrived on scene, they found an adult male lying face down with a large pool of blood coming from his head, according to court documents. No injuries were located on the front of the man’s body.
The man, later identified as Hicks, was taken by ambulance to Mayo Health System–Red Wing, before being airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys in Rochester. He was placed on life support with a prognosis of no recovery, according to court records. He remained on life support until his family members authorized its discontinuation. He died on the afternoon of June 26.
Officers on scene were able to speak with multiple witnesses, some of whom identified Reyes as the shooter.
Investigators located a loaded Ruger SR9c, believed to have been used in the incident, in the grass at a residence about six blocks from the shooting, according to court documents. Using a police dog, officers tracked a scent form the scene to Reyes’ mother’s house in the 1000 block of South Park Street — specifically through the yard toward the south side of the residence to a ladder resting on the house, according to court records.
Reyes was located a day after the shooting in a Woodbury motel room.