Third suspect charged in murderous St. Paul robbery
The third man suspected of robbing and killing 22-year-old Alex Becker in St. Paul has been charged.
Shaun Lamar Travis, 25, was arrested and taken to Ramsey County Jail on Friday morning on suspicion of murder. The Ramsey County District Attorney’s Office charged Travis hours later, identifying him as the third person who followed Becker down an alley before shooting him.
The other two suspects, Arteze Kinerd, 20, and Detwan Allen, 18, were arrested and charged earlier this year.
“I’m grateful to the police for working so hard to give us answers,” said Tara Becker, who has been promoting kindness since her son’s death. “Although it has been a long process. I hope this means that no one else will be hurt by these people. It has been very hard on our family who mourn Alex so deeply. We miss him every moment of every day. “
According to the charging documents:
After Becker was robbed and killed on his way home from work. A 911 caller reported two men wearing black clothing running and getting into a black sedan. Officers learned via CCTV that the sedan was a stolen Toyota Camry, which then parked along N. Logan Avenue in Minneapolis.
Surveillance video from the area helped officers identify Kinerd, Allen and Travis, who were wearing matching clothes to the three men who followed Becker down an alley before killing him. The charging documents say Travis was “easily identified” upon returning to the area as surveillance footage captured him without a face covering.
Kinerd declined to say where he was on the night of Becker’s murder, but said in a jail call that, “I’m cooked, I don’t know what to say to Fat. Fat might be cooked.”
Evidence recovered from Travis’ Facebook account, which he deactivated hours after Kinerd’s arrest, suggests he goes by the nickname “Fat.” A photo recovered from Kinerd’s phone also showed Travis wearing the same gray and black jacket worn by one of Becker’s murder suspects.
Information about Travis’ attorney was not immediately available in court records.
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