Skip to main content

A Plymouth man has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for a fatal shooting in North Minneapolis back in February. 

Gregory Starr-Taylor was sentenced to 329-months (27.4 years) in prison, according to a Tuesday news release from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. On Nov. 5, he pleaded guilty to the intentional second-degree murder of 29-year-old Victor Pablo.

Starr-Taylor and Pablo knew each other, according to court documents, and at about 3 p.m. on Feb. 21, Starr-Taylor fatally shot Pablo while they were both in their separate vehicles near Lowry Avenue North and 2nd Street Northeast. 

Bullets hit Pablo in the upper torso, neck, and arm, and he eventually crashed his minivan, documents said. 

Surveillance footage captured Starr-Taylor's SUV and a witness told police Starr-Taylor pulled his SUV up to Pablo's minivan, where they argued momentarily before Starr-Taylor shot him three times, documents state.

According to documents, Tashawn Thomas, who was dating Pablo, set up Pablo to be confronted by Starr-Taylor. Investigators found texts between Thomas and Starr-Taylor on Feb. 21 indicated she'd arranged Starr-Taylor to confront Pablo, and later admitted she set it up but claimed she thought Starr-Taylor was only going to beat Pablo up. 

Thomas has pleaded guilty to aiding an offender after the fact. She's set to be sentenced on Dec. 16.

Next Up


Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Payton Willis

Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.


Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care

The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Arrests made following fentanyl bust in St. Cloud

Authorities searched two St. Cloud apartments Friday morning.

potatoes 2

Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment

It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 9.07.54 AM

U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery

The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.

unsplash restaurant cashier register COVID face mask - crop

7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 7.47.53 AM

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.


Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.


mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station

The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.

minneapolis police

Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2

The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.

police tape, crime scene

Couple charged in beating death of man they dumped in farm culvert

The couple and another man allegedly interrogated the victim for being a "snitch."

prison, jail

Inmate sentenced to more prison time for punching a guard

Charles Marquis Mitchell was on drugs when he assaulted the guard and two other inmates.

prison, jail

Plymouth man gets 12.5 years in prison for child porn charge

He would acquire and trade "diaper erotica" and other content involving kids.

police tape, crime scene

Son arrested for killing of father in south Minneapolis home

It marks the second homicide in Minneapolis this year.