A 19-year-old man with a violent past has admitted he robbed a man playing dice on a St. Paul street and shot him through the heart, then implicated himself later that day on Facebook Live.
Malik D. Turner, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty recently in Ramsey County District Court to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting of 21-year-old Devon L. Goode on Aug. 12 in the 1400 block of E. 6th Street.
Witnesses told police several people were playing dice outside, when Turner exited a car and demanded their money. Turner pistol-whipped Goode and shot him, sending the others running. Turner grabbed items near and on Goode, then got in the vehicle and left.
Facebook Live video posted soon after showed Turner displaying a large amount of cash and was accompanied by audio of someone saying “real [expletive] shooters, man.”
Turner’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 11. His guilty plea includes no agreement on what his sentence would be.