ROCHESTER, Minn. — An 18-year-old Rochester man has been charged in a fatal shooting, which took place Friday afternoon outside an apartment complex near Rochester Community and Technical College.
According to the criminal complaint, Robert Salley, Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting Trevor Boysen, 24, in a car outside of the Quarters Apartments. Officials said they believe the shooting was drug related.
Rochester Police say they were called to the apartment just after 2 p.m. where they found Boysen motionless outside of the vehicle.
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Department assisted police in identifying and locating Salley, who was found with a gun in his possession about two miles away from the scene.
According to the complaint, Salley said he had set up a deal with an unknown individual, later identified as Boysen, to buy marijuana for $70. When Boysen arrived, he got into the passenger side of a vehicle where the exchange occurred.
Salley said Boysen then told him that there was a "bounty on his head," and he pulled out a gun, according to the complaint. Salley said he fought with Boysen over the gun, which went off approximately three times, according to the complaint. Salley said Boysen then left the vehicle.
According to the complaint, Salley then opened the center console to look for more marijuana and found a handgun and magazine, and picked it up. Salley then said the vehicle and shot at the vehicle "at least once" before fleeing the scene.