A Dakota County grand jury has indicted three St. Paul teens in connection with the killing of Luis David Reyes-Galvan in West St. Paul in January.
Donovan Michael Diego, 18, Christino Andres Rosario, 17, and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer, 18, are each charged with first-degree murder while committing aggravated robbery, intentional second-degree murder and second-degree murder while committing a felony.
Reyes-Galvan was shot dead in his driveway on Jan. 11 after returning home with his young daughter and nephew, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said.
"He rushed the kids inside the house as men with guns were approaching, and he turned to face them and unfortunately and tragically was killed," Backstrom said.
The county alleges that the three teens staked out Reyes-Galvan's house prior to the shooting.
"I don't believe the victim knew the suspects but he did see the car sitting on the block and was concerned when he drove by, according to the children," Backstrom said.
Although two of those charged were under 18 years of age at the time of the crime, they'll be tried as adults under state law because of the first-degree murder charges.
Charges were originally filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office in September. But charges of first-degree murder must be confirmed by a grand jury.
Rosario and Farmer will make their first court appearances in Dakota County Court on Monday. Diego will appear in court on Tuesday.