4th person charged in killing of gang member in St. Paul

Another man has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a gang member in St. Paul earlier this year.

Police were called to the area of Winslow Avenue and Page Street just after 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 1. There, officers found 26-year-old Casanova Carter dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Police have said Carter was a known member of a gang.

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Investigators found 18 spent casings outside the home from four different guns.

Using surveillance video, officers were able to track a suspect vehicle — a Nissan Altima — and identified Kendall Pruitt, Montez Davis and Delaquay Williams as suspects. Those three have all been charged with murder in Carter’s death.

Additionally, phone records put 24-year-old Dai’quan Lamar Husten with Pruitt that night because he was connected to WiFi through Pruitt’s phone, a criminal complaint states. Husten was charged via warrant on Friday with second-degree murder and illegal gun possession.

According to the complaint, Husten previously talked to St. Paul police on Aug. 3 and admitted to being in the suspect vehicle, walking up to Carter’s home and firing at the front door multiple times. He added that Carter was killed because some people believed that Carter could have and should have stopped a homicide in West St. Paul in June 2021.

As of Monday, Husten wasn’t in custody. Pruitt’s next hearing is set for Oct. 20; Davis has a pre-trial hearing on Nov. 1; Williams is tentatively is set to go on trial in April.