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Charges: Shotgun-toting suspect kills robbery victim who was 'moving too slow'


A Minneapolis man being robbed at gunpoint was shot in the chest and killed after one of the suspects thought he was moving too slow, according to charges filed Monday.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says the victim, 52-year-old James Salter, was at Lake Street and 5th Avenue South around 5 a.m. last Thursday when the three suspects approached him. One of them had a shotgun.

The trio, according to the charges, were initially going to rob someone that had "crossed" two of them before. They couldn't find that man, and here's what the attorney's office says happened next:

"After failing to find that man, the trio happened upon Salter and decided to rob him. Moore got out of the car with a shotgun, told Salter to hand over all his money. He shot him because Salter was moving too slow, according to the complaint."

Salter died of a gunshot wound to the chest and neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Minneapolis police said.

The three suspects, all charged with second-degree murder, are:

They will be in court Tuesday, the attorney's office says.

The Minneapolis Police Department says there have been 17 homicides in the city in 2016.

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