Charges: Shakopee triple shooting was over drug money


A Minneapolis man has been charged in a triple shooting that killed a 19-year-old high school student in Shakopee last week.

KARE 11 reports 27-year-old Steven Andre Moore is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated robbery and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Around 10:45 p.m. last Thursday, police were called to an apartment complex on Gorman Street across from the Shakopee police station for a report of multiple shooting victims.

Officers found 19-year-old Marcos A. Pantaleon dead at the scene and two others wounded.

One of the wounded, Pantaleon's older brother, 21-year-old Miguel, identified the gunman as Moore, according to investigators.

The Shakopee Valley News says Moore was a former neighbor of the Pantaleon family. The criminal complaint states Moore used to buy marijuana from Miguel Pantaleon.

When Moore knocked on the Pantaleon's door that evening, Miguel opened it once he saw Moore. That's when Moore and two others stormed the apartment and demanded money, stole the victims' wallets and opened fire.

Police caught up with Moore at a residence in north Minneapolis, where he was arrested Friday morning. Moore told investigators that the other two men forced him to take part in a robbery involving anyone who sold marijuana, according to the Shakopee newspaper.

It's unclear if the other alleged suspects will be charged.

Moore is currently in custody at the Scott County Jail on $1 million bail.

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