Man charged in connection to shooting of bus driver in Minneapolis

Clay Curtis
February 9, 2019

Minneapolis Public Schools confirmed one of its students was on the bus at the time of the incident and was unharmed.

CCTV video of the freakish incident shows Lilly, who is from the city of St. Paul, driving ahead of the bus in slow traffic on a snowy road.

His first court appearance is on Friday and he faces 20 years in prison if convicted.

Video released Wednesday shows the freaky shooting of a school bus driver after an apparent fender-bender on a snowy highway, reports CBS Minnesota.

Police say 911 calls came in about the crash.

Police continue to investigate what led up to the shooting.

The gunman, identified by police as Kenneth Lilly, gets out of the vehicle and walks around to the driver's side of the bus before opening fire.

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According to the complaint, the bus was trying to merge Tuesday afternoon when it apparently scraped Lilly's sedan.

A 31-year-old Minnesotan has claimed that he acted in fear for his life after a CCTV camera caught him pulling over in front of a school bus and shooting its driver in the head in an apparent road rage incident in Minneapolis. "The words to describe what went on here, we nearly run out of ways to describe this".

"We do not believe there was a self-defense based on the evidence we have received so far", Chief Deputy Hennepin County Attorney David Brown said.

The man in the video appeared to be wearing a security guard uniform.

According to the complaint, Lilly stopped his vehicle in the lane of traffic and walked toward the bus.

Lilly was arrested at the scene and the bus driver was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for a wound to his left arm and graze wound to his head.

However, the video footage showed the defendant had retreated to a safe spot before walking in front of the bus and shooting, according to the complaint.

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