Hmong man accused of a fatal shooting following a dispute at Saint Paul’s Hmong Independence Festival last yr was convicted of murder Friday. Nougai Xiong, 27, of St Paul, was convicted in Ramsey County District Courtroom of two matters of second-degree homicide in the capturing death of Jacky G. Vue, nineteen, of St. John. The shooting happened on July one, 2018, at the Como Regional Recreation area event, which hundreds taken care of celebrate Hmong culture, food, and sports.
Xiong was also convicted of two counts of committing a criminal offense for the benefit for a gang. In accordance with the felony complaint against Xiong, he and his cousin were apparently involved in a fight before the shooting, in which some men contacted them and commenced striking associated with umbrellas.
A gang associate who was mixed up in fight told law enforcement that it happened because they thought Xiong and his cousin were people of a competitor gang. The aunty, Yang Xiong of La Crosse, Wis., told police which he and Nougat Xiong weren’t part of the gang.
Yang Xiong told police that two men strike him and his cousin with umbrellas and threatened to kill them, and Nougai Xiong eventually shot one of the men, in line with the complaint.
The sentencing hearing will be happening on Nov. 15th.