Skip to main content
Publish date:

Charges: Teen fatally shot man during botched drug deal

The 18-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges for the shooting in Rochester.
Screen Shot 2020-01-14 at 1.11.28 PM

An 18-year-old man has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Rochester on Friday.

Police were called to a unit of the Quarters Apartments at 832 21st Ave. SE. at 2:03 p.m. after receiving a report of multiple shots fired, while the caller also observed a person "lying motionless outside a vehicle."

The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Trevor Boysen, was found behind his vehicle, a white Ford 500, with another caller to police noting that the suspect was running towards The Edge Apartments.

Surveillance footage confirmed this, leading police to believe the suspect was a resident of those apartments. A property manager who reviewed still images from the surveillance cameras said he was 90 percent sure it showed Robert Bryant Salley Jr., 18.

When police questioned Salley Jr., he said he'd set up a drug deal over Snapchat to buy $70 of marijuana from Boysen, who he'd never met before.

He got into Boysen's car to exchange the money and marijuana, but claims Boysen told him he had a "bounty on his head" and Boysen produced a gun.

Salley Jr. said he lunged for the gun and the pair fought, during which the gun went off three times.

Boysen then fell out of the vehicle, with Salley Jr. running from the scene, telling police he fired one more time at the vehicle.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.


Taran Miller, TanyaMarie Miller

Charges: Man shot teen in the head during drug deal outside Savage Target

A 16-year-old Burnsville boy was shot in the head and killed.

Screen Shot 2019-12-12 at 9.00.50 AM

Man charged with murder in Pump N' Munch gas station shooting

The 23-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

police lights

Charges: Man used shotgun to kill ex-girlfriend in her Crystal home

The 38-year-old has been charged with 2nd-degree murder.

Screen Shot 2020-04-21 at 8.00.27 AM

Man charged with gruesome murder of missing teen

The 19-year-old went missing in early April, and her former roommate has been charged with her murder.

Man whose wife died during 'death party' now charged with murder

The 58 year old is now facing an unintentional murder charge in addition to previous charges.

Theotis Thomas

Charges: Man shot dead for stopping a domestic assault

The 19 year old has been charged with the murder of Mark Franklin in St. Paul.

Charges: Murder accused says God told him to kill Blaine woman

The 38-year-old from St. Cloud is facing 2nd degree murder charges.

Joseph McRunnel

Authorities ID man fatally stabbed at Minneapolis apartment

The 39-year-old's girlfriend is in custody for probable cause murder.