Robert James Hampton charged in school bus shooting


Robert James Hampton has been arrested in the April 12 shooting at 28th and Stevens Av that resulted in bullets striking a school bus stopped at a traffic light. He's been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and second-degree assault. Both are felonies.

Hampton is being held on $150,000 bail at the Hennepin County jail. He's due for a first appearance in Hennepin County Court today.

According to the criminal complaint: On April 12, at approximately 2:30 p.m. there was an incident on the 2700 block of Stevens Av S. Two males shot at each other on the street. A school bus stopped at a light was hit in the crossfire. The bus was not the intended target. The bus driver quickly drove away from the area in order to protect the children on the bus. The bus driver received a minor injury and was treated and released. A child received minor injuries when hit with glass shards. The child was treated at the scene, released, and was otherwise uninjured. No other children were injured in the incident.