A 27-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with murder in the shooting of a Shakopee High School student just inside his apartment door during a robbery by the defendant and two armed cohorts.
Steven A. Moore was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of second-degree assault in the killing of Marcos A. Pantaleon, who was shot once in the chest and died in his family’s apartment in the 600 block of Gorman Street on April 18, less than 90 minutes shy of his 20th birthday.
Two others in the apartment were wounded, a 17-year-old cousin and Pantaleon’s 22-year-old brother, Miguel Pantaleon. They both survived.
The shots were fired by the two men accompanying Moore, according to the criminal complaint. No other arrests have been announced.
Miguel Pantaleon told investigators that he used to sell marijuana to Moore, who had lived in the same apartment building until recently, the complaint read. Police noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from the apartment upon their arrival, according to the charges.
Miguel Pantaleon also said one of the intruders put a gun to his head, he was told to shut up and get on the ground, then was asked “where is the money?” the complaint continued. Miguel Pantaleon had his wallet, with credit cards and $400, stolen, the complaint added.
Moore was arrested Friday by Shakopee investigators, with the help of Minneapolis police, outside his home and less than nine hours after the shooting. He remains held in the Scott County jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
After his apprehension, Moore told investigators that he had a handgun put to his ribs and was told by the gunmen to call anyone who sells marijuana so they could go and rob them, the complaint read. He said he did not know their names.