Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Man charged with shooting bus driver after I-35W crash

Man charged with shooting bus driver after I-35W crash

Police say the man was arrested for second-degree assault but has not been formally charged. They say additional calls described a male outside of a vehicle pointing a gun at a school bus, and that subsequent callers said shots were being fired. He's expected in court Friday.

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

Kenneth Walter Lilly walked in front of a school bus his vehicle had collided with on Interstate 35W Tuesday afternoon, February 5, and repeatedly shot at the driver inside, authorities say.

Prosecutors say the bus driver was trying to navigate the Interstate 35W-Interstate 94 interchange in poor weather when the bus apparently scraped Lilly's auto.

Lilly later called 911 to report the shooting. The 78-year-old male is now recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in the head and left arm.

"We're there to make that scene safe, but as far as the mindset of the individual at this time, I do not have any information on that", Minneapolis Police Chief Mederia Arradondo said.

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Lilly has worked as an armed guard for Brooklyn Center based, Statewide Protective Agency since 2015.

The traffic camera footage released by police shows the bus, a pick-up truck and a sedan pull over to the side of the slow-moving vehicles going bumper to bumper on I-35.

The driver told Lilly he could not come in because there was a child onboard.

Lilly then walked to the driver's side of the bus where he pulled out his 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol from its holster.

The school bus driver, whose identity has not been made public, was rushed to hospital. That's when he steps from his auto and walks back to the school bus and begins shooting into the windshield.

The complaint does not elaborate as to why Lilly might have feared for his safety.

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