A marijuana deal gone awry led to Monday night’s shooting in South St. Paul that wounded a Cottage Grove man, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County District Court.
Pierre Raymon Mack
Pierre Raymon Mack, 21, of South St. Paul was charged with three felonies: second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless use of a firearm and second-degree attempted sale of marijuana.
South St. Paul police on Wednesday identified the shooting victim as Lane Michael McCoy, 18, of Cottage Grove. McCoy had two gunshot wounds in his right leg and one in his left foot, resulting in several broken bones, according to the criminal complaint against Mack.
Police responded to Ninth Avenue South and Richmond Street West on a report of shots fired about 8:45 p.m. Monday. Officers found evidence of a shooting, but no victims.
Police were then called to Regions Hospital in St. Paul on a report of a shooting victim. McCoy, who is identified in the complaint by his initials, told police that he went to South St. Paul to pick up marijuana from his dealer and “stupidly” brought his father’s gun to rob the dealer because he did not have money to buy the pot, the complaint said.
McCoy said he pointed the gun at Mack and ordered him to put pot in a bag. As he ran out of the house with the pot, McCoy said, Mack shot him several times, according to the complaint.
McCoy said a friend drove him to Regions Hospital.
Mack was arrested about 10 p.m. Monday near the scene of the shooting, according to police. He had $4,520 cash, the complaint said.
Mack told police that he shot at McCoy after McCoy fled with the pot, the complaint said.
At Mack’s court appearance Wednesday, bail was set at