A murder charge has been field in Ramsey County District Court against a 29-year-old man for the death of a man outside the Foundry Pub in St. Paul.
Marlon Vincent Walker, of St. Paul has been charged with unintentional second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Tyreese W. Harris on April 25. Walker was arrested outside a Richfield hotel on Wednesday.
According to a criminal complaint, Walker backed a Ford Fusion into a parking spot near Foundry Pub. He parked next to a 2007 Mercedes, which was being driven by Harris. After parking, Walker is seen on surveillance video getting out of his car and approach the car, at which point Harris opened his door and a struggle ensued.
During the struggle, a muzzle flash can be seen on the surveillance video, according to the charges. Harris then gets out of his car and continues to struggle with Walker, who got into the Mercedes and fled the scene, with someone else driving away in Walker's Ford Fusion.
Police responded to the scene around 11 p.m. and found Harris on his hands and knees, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Harris underwent surgery at Regions Hospital in St. Paul but did not survive.
A medical examiner ruled Harris' death a homicide, the cause being from severe blood loss from the gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Two days after the shooting, Harris' Mercedes was found on fire in the area of Wheeler and Graham streets in St. Paul.
Two women who were in the Ford Fusion with Walker identified him, including showing a photo taken April 24 that shows Walker wearing the same hooded sweatshirt that was spotted on the surveillance video. In the photo, Walker was holding a handgun with a drum-style magazine, according to the complaint.
One of the women in the car with Walker said they heard gunshots after Walker got out, so she hopped in the driver's seat and drove away.
An attempt to conduct a search warrant at an Apple Valley property connected to Walker proved unsuccessful when Walker saw officers coming and he fled in a vehicle. He was apprehended May 5 in Richfield.
Walker has three prior felony convictions for theft and robbery charges, and he has a pending trial for an aggravated robbery in Ramsey County in which he's accused of pistol-whipping a victim.
Harris, from Burnsville, was 45 years old.