Three charged in shotgun murder on Lake Street

Monday, July 11, 2016

Three men were charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man during a robbery on Lake Street, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

Mashawn Moore, 18, who listed no permanent address, Marshawn Winston, 21, of St. Paul and Lee Holden, also known as John Davis, 50, of Minneapolis were each charged in the murder of 52-year-old James Salter of Minneapolis. The men will make their first court appearances Tuesday and the county attorney’s office is seeking bail of $1 million on each of them.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called just before 5 a.m. Thursday to Lake Street and Fifth Avenue South where they found Salter dead of a shotgun blast to the chest and neck.

Witnesses and surveillance video showed Holden driving up to Salter. Holden was was arrested and admitted he had driven there with Moore and Winston. Winston also was arrested and talked, as did another person who was in the car but was let out before they approached Salter, the complaint states.

The three men decided that they were going to rob a man who had crossed Holden and Winston in the past. After failing to find that man, the trio happened upon Salter and decided to rob him. Moore got out of the car with a shotgun, told Salter to hand over all his money. He shot him because Salter was moving too slow, according to the complaint.

Moore got into the car, but Holden made him go back out and search Salter’s pockets for money. The men then drove to McDonald’s and the video from the restaurant confirms they were there together, the complaint states.

Moore Criminal Complaint (PDF)

Winston Criminal Complaint (PDF)

Lee Holden aka John Davis Complaint (PDF)