Shooting in St. Paul between three groups of people leads to attempted murder charges

A shooting in downtown St. Paul caught on surveillance camera has led to attempted murder charges for a pair of men, one of whom was shot later that night.

Twenty-year-olds Keountae Deangelo Davis and Thailand Tyree Survillion are both charged with second-degree attempted murder and drive-by shooting toward a person, according to criminal complaints filed in Ramsey County.

Both suspects are in custody, according to Ramsey County Jail records. They’re each being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Police responded to an area near Minnesota and Sixth streets in St. Paul just after 9 p.m. on May 29 after receiving reports of a shooting there. Several casings were found but no shooters or victims. The complaint states that a shooting victim then arrived at Regions Hospital and said he had been shot at Cedar and Sixth streets.

Surveillance video shows six young men arriving in two vehicles, a tan Honda Accord and a white Chevy Malibu. Around the same time, another group of five men got off a bus between Minnesota and Cedar streets. There was also a silver Nissan Altima parked on Sixth Street west of Minnesota Street facing Cedar Street occupied by Davis and Survillion.

The complaint states that video shows two men from the group of six firing at the Nissan Altima. The five men who got off the bus then quickly turned around and walked toward the intersection of Cedar and Sixth Street. Davis and Survillion then opened fire on the group that got off the bus, mistaking them for the group that shot at them. One of the men from the group that got off the bus then returned fire at Davis and Surveillion. The shooting victim who later arrived at the hospital was shot during this exchange. Davis and Surveillion then got back inside the Altima and fled.

About 20 minutes later, police responded to reports of a shooting near the intersection of University Avenue West and Farrington Street North, where several spent shell casings were found. A shooting victim then arrived at Regions Hospital in a white Chevy Suburban. Police secured the vehicle and had it towed.

The complaint states the gunshot victim gave a false name and was later identified as Survillion. He said he was from out of town and was shot while at a barbecue. Survillion had been shot in the buttock and was rushed into surgery in critical condition. Davis identified himself to police and was seen wearing the same clothing at the hospital he was seen wearing in footage of the downtown St. Paul shooting.

The owner of the Suburban said he was at a barbecue when a shooting happened near University Avenue. He said he did not witness a shooting, but saw a man lying on the ground when he tried to leave. The man had been shot and asked the Suburban owner for a ride to the hospital, so he did.

The Suburban owner consented to a search of his vehicle, and police recovered a Ruger 9mm handgun as well as a ghost gun with a P80 lower grip inside, the complaint states. The ghost gun had no serial number and an auto sear that made it fully automatic. There was also a black jacket with “smile more” written on it that Survillion was seen wearing during the shooting.

According to the complaint, Survillion said that the group that shot at him and Davis must have mistaken him for someone else because he did not know who they were or why they opened fire. He admitted that both he and Davis shot at the group that got off the bus, thinking they were the ones who shot at them. He said he took the gun from Davis, who he knows as “KD”, and was surprised when the gun he fired turned out to be fully automatic. He added that he thought Davis brought him to the hospital.

Davis currently has a trial pending for possessing a firearm without a serial number in Ramsey County.

Survillion was previously charged with robbing victims at gunpoint by setting up gaming console sales on Facebook Marketplace.