Man Pleads Guilty in Connection to Shooting Last July

Mashawn Moore Photo: Courtesy of Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Mashawn Moore

April 17, 2017 01:27 PM

A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in connection with a Minneapolis shooting last July.

Mashawn Moore entered his plea last Thursday, according to a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.


According to the criminal complaint, Moore and Marshawn Winston were passengers in a car driven by John Allen Davis in the early morning hours of July 7. The group was alleged to be looking to rob a man but could not find him.

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They then came across 52-year-old James Salter near Lake Street and Fifth Avenue South in Minneapolis.

The complaint alleges the three men suspected Salter might be carrying narcotics and decided to rob him. As part of his guilty plea, Moore admitted that after Davis pulled the car alongside Salter, he was the one who pointed the shotgun at Salter's chest and shot him.

Afterward, the criminal complaint stated the three went to McDonald's together.

Moore had been indicted for first-degree murder but entered a negotiated plea to the second-degree charge. He is still undergoing a pre-sentence investigation. But the release from the county attorney's office said he is expected to receive a sentence of more than 30 years in prison (367 months).

He will be officially sentenced on May 15.

Winston has pleaded guilty to being an accomplice and is awaiting sentencing. Davis has a pretrial hearing scheduled for May 22.


Frank Rajkowski

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