Suspects in St. Paul bar shooting make first court appearances remotely

Two suspects charged in the fatal St. Paul bar shooting both appeared in court virtually this week.

Early in the morning on Oct. 10, St. Paul police officers responded to the Seventh Street Truck Park bar on West 7th Street on a report of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found multiple people lying on the ground inside and outside of the bar. Fourteen people suffered gunshot wounds and 27-year-old Marquisha Wiley died of her injuries. 

According to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, 33-year-old Terry Lorenzo Brown, of St. Paul, is charged with 11 counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of second-degree murder. Devondre Trevon Phillips, 29, of Las Vegas, is charged with 12 counts of second-degree attempted murder.

Court records show that Phillips appeared in court remotely earlier this week, while Brown made his court appearance Wednesday from the hospital. He was granted a public defender, and bail remains at $10 million.

According to charges, police believe Brown and Phillips were in a "beef" over domestic abuse allegations involving Brown and the woman he dates, who Phillips describes as a relative of his.

On October 10, police say both men exchanged gunfire inside the bar, leaving Phillips hurt and innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire, including Marquisha Wiley, who died after being shot in the back.

Prosecutors say Brown was ineligible to own firearms due to previous felony convictions on robbery and drugs charges.

Both suspects have been ordered to stay away from the Truck Park bar.

In the meantime, St. Paul police said the case is still active and open, meaning other arrests are possible.