The Ramsey County Attorney's Office charged three men today in the apparent homicide of a St. Paul man on Sunday.
Michael Sherman, 31, Robert Sherman, 29, and Larry Thompson, Jr., 28, have been charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder in the death of Roberto Flores.
Flores, 38, of St. Paul, died of a gunshot wound to the chest during a fight involving the four men. Michael Sherman and Thompson were seriously injured from gunshot wounds and remain at Region's Hospital. A warrant has been issued for Robert Sherman's arrest.
At about 9 p.m. Sunday night, St. Paul police officers were called to the area of East Case Ave. and Desoto St. after a report of shots fired.
Witnesses in the area reported seeing a car leaving the scene. An officer saw a vehicle matching the description and made a traffic stop.
Pedro Flores, 43, of St. Paul, jumped out of the car and yelled, "My brother is shot!" according to the criminal complaint. Pedro Flores said he was taking his brother to the hospital. Police found a large silver handgun at the unresponsive man's feet.
St. Paul Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene, where Roberto Flores was pronounced dead.
Pedro Flores said his brother told him that several days earlier Thompson and another man had broken into his brother's house and assaulted him, according to the complaint.
Flores got into an argument with Robert Sherman on Sunday night, and accused him of being involved in the home invasion, according to the complaint. At some point during dispute, shooting erupted, police said.
Investigators also arrested a St. Paul woman last night on the probable cause charge of aiding an offender. The shooting incident occurred at her home, police said.
At this point, the Ramsey County Attorney's office has decided not to press charges against the woman, said spokesperson Paul Gustafson.
If convicted, the three suspects each face a maximum sentence of 40 years.