Prosecutors say one of four men charged in the murder of Daunte Wright on Abell Avenue in June shot him in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun and then attempted to claim the money he stole.
Jeung Dequan Marshall, 19, allegedly stole Wright’s cellphone before he and his co-defendants Jamal Doss, 18, Isaiah Abuelazam, 22, and Pia Sinclair, 21, drove him to a vacant lot at Abell and 22nd streets, Northwest, according to an affidavit of probable cause. When they got there, Marshall shot Wright several times and Sinclair threw a phone at him, according to the affidavit.
Each of the four suspects has pleaded not guilty. Although Sinclair admitted to taking part in the robbery, the three others said it was Doss who pulled the trigger.
Marshall had joined the group the night before the shooting after Wright sold him marijuana, according to the affidavit. Brown told Marshall about Wright’s planned robbery, and Marshall planned to ride with the four suspects to make an armed stand-off. Once there, Marshall wanted Wright to give them the phone, police said.
Brown said Marshall kept talking about acting angry and threatening to shoot Wright, but asked the others to get ready. Around 5:40 p.m., Sinclair grabbed the phone and held it up for Marshall to retrieve. When Marshall stepped outside, he shot Wright once in the chest, prosecutors said.