The man charged with a shooting at the Franklin Library that left a man paralyzed earlier this summer turned himself in to Minneapolis police this week.
Timothy Harper, 23, is charged with first-degree assault for shooting a homeless man inside the public library bathroom around 12:30 p.m. on the afternoon of June 13. The shooting left 42-year-old Macdad Abdullahi paralyzed.
According to the charges, Abdullahi was brushing his teeth when Harper entered the bathroom and started talking to the victim. Abdullahi wasn't paying attention and didn't hear Harper, who was allegedly trying to rob him.
Shortly thereafter, Harper shot Abdullahi in the lower back and ran.
Minneapolis police investigators identified Harper as the suspect, but learned he left the Twin Cities, probably headed to Chicago.
This past Tuesday, Harper walked into the fifth precinct station and turned himself into officers. In an interview that day, he admitted to the shooting.