ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An 18-year-old Rochester man was charged with second-degree murder Monday, Jan. 13, in a shooting last week that left a 24-year-old man dead.
Robert Bryant Salley Jr., 18, made his first appearance in court on charges of felony second-degree murder without intent and two counts of possession ammo/any firearm as an adjudicated delinquent for crimes of violence. Bail was set at $2 million.
Rochester police responded to a call concerning several shots being fired at a southeast Rochester apartment complex at about 2:03 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, and a subject lying in the parking lot and not moving. Reports also indicated another subject seen running from the scene.
When officers arrived, they found a deceased white male in the parking lot, police said. The person appeared to have been shot. Officers attempted lifesaving efforts, but the man was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identified the victim as Trevor Michael Boysen, 24, of Rochester, Anderson said.
Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen said Monday that the incident leading up to the shooting appears to have been a “prearranged drug deal.”
Just before 3 p.m. Friday, officers located and arrested Salley at a Rochester mobile home park. When the suspect was arrested, the handgun suspected of being used in the shooting was recovered, police said.
Surveillance cameras at the apartment complex captured at least some of the incident.