Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Driving Car in Lake Street Shotgun Murder

John Allen Davis Photo: Hennepin County
John Allen Davis

December 06, 2017 05:06 PM

A third man has pleaded guilty in connection to the July 2016 shotgun murder of a 52-year-old man on Lake Street in Minneapolis. 

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said 51-year-old John Allen Davis of Minneapolis pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree murder as jury selection was proceeding for his trial.

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Davis was driving the car that carried 19-year-old Mashawn Moore and 23-year-old Marshawn Winston, both of whom have already been convicted in the shooting death of 52-year-old James Salter.

During Moore's guilty plea, he admitted Davis pulled the car alongside Salter – whom the three believe was carrying narcotics – in the early-morning hours of July 7, 2016, in an attempt to rob him. 

Moore admitted to then pointing a shotgun at Salter's chest and pulling the trigger, which killed him.

According to the criminal complaint, the three men then went to McDonald's. 

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Moore has already been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison, and Winston is scheduled to be sentenced to 15 years on Dec. 18. 

Davis is likely to get between 20 and 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 22, the county attorney's office says. 

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