Security Guard Charged with Firing on School Bus, Wounding Driver


Police say the man was arrested for second-degree assault but has not been formally charged. "The words to describe what went on here, we nearly run out of ways to describe this".

The 78-year-old bus driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, is still in satisfactory condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.

He made his first court appearance in that matter Friday, and was released on bond on the conditions he has no contact with the school bus driver, does not possess firearms and turns over his permit-to-carry.

An investigation revealed that the bus driver was merging onto the interstate when he collided with Lilly's sedan. "It is just horrific".

The shooter's employer said they've never had an incident with Lilly. Brown says he doesn't know where the man works, but said he is not a licensed peace officer.

Following the shooting, Lilly, wearing what appears to be a security guard's uniform, gets on his cellphone and paces back and forth. Suddenly, the suspect's vehicle pulls into the hard shoulder.

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. The company's president, Troy Nadeau, said he doesn't know where the violent behavior came from, adding that Lilly "had a clean file", and was "a good guy who was always on time".

He then walked back to the front of the bus and fired five shots at the bus windshield, the complaint states.

Lilly later told officers that he feared for his life, and said that is why he shot the bus driver, according to the complaint.

The Minneapolis Police Department received 911 calls after 2:20 p.m. Tuesday and believe a small crash led to the encounter. Video showed Lilly walk towards the driver's side of the bus and pull out a 9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol.