2 charged with murder in St. Paul shooting, 3rd suspect arrested
Two people have been charged with murder and a third suspect is in custody in connection to a fatal shooting in St. Paul last month.
Montez Dalray Davis, 23, and Delaquay Levius Williams, 27, are each charged with second-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Casanova Carter.
St. Paul police said officers were called to the area of Winslow Avenue and Page Street at about 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 1. There, they found Carter suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a criminal complaint, 18 spent casings were found outside the home from four different guns. When police looked at surveillance videos, they traced the suspects to a Nissan Altima that was registered to Davis’s girlfriend.
The complaint states officers also tracked the Nissan to a Holiday gas station where two of the men got out of the vehicle and were seen on camera, including Davis. DNA swabs from the exterior of the house Carter was in were sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and a partial major male profile matched Williams.
On Feb. 12, Davis and his sister also got into an argument at a gas station in Minneapolis where Davis allegedly shot at someone at the gas station and appeared to have gotten shot. Police found the same Nissan in the area after it crashed into a fire hydrant. The complaint states Davis was wearing a lion’s head pendant that was seen on the man at the Holiday gas station before Carter was shot.
Phone records also showed Davis, Williams and the third suspect all in the same area around the time Carter was shot, according to the complaint.
All three men have prior criminal convictions, including Williams, who was charged with another murder in St. Paul earlier this month. The third suspect is expected to be formally charged in the coming days.