Skip to main content

Charges: Man with violent criminal history killed Burnsville man outside St. Paul bar

The 29-year-old has three prior felony convictions and a pending trial for aggravated robbery.
Marlon Vincent Walker

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. 

Next Up

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."


The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.


APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.


Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane

The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads

The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.


Demond Dawson

Roseville man charged for deadly Grand Avenue shooting in St. Paul

He's accused of firing multiple shots from inside a vehicle outside Billy's on Grand.

Johnny Ray Aldridge

Charges detail why St. Paul man allegedly killed his wife, turned himself in

The 46-year-old showed up at police headquarters and turned himself in on Sept. 28.

Inver Grove Heights police

2nd arrest made after killing of Burnsville man in Inver Grove Heights

The 39-year-old victim was involved in a drug deal, according to a criminal complaint.

Steven Buford

Man, 21, charged with killing West St. Paul woman in front of 3 kids

The 21-year-old's relationship to the victim isn't defined in the charging document.

Mike Ryan

Charges: High school hockey coach killed in fight over distancing at St. Paul bar

The 48-year-old had coached in Bloomington hockey programs for more than 20 years.

Mike Ryan

Sticks out for Bloomington hockey coach killed outside St. Paul bar

Minnesota's hockey community has come together to support the man's family.