Robbery suspect guilty of murder after accomplice shot and killed
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A St. Louis jury convicted a 30-year-old robbery suspect of murder after that man’s cousin was shot and killed while committing the crime.
According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, the robbery occurred on the afternoon of May 14, 2015 at a used car dealership in the 700 block of Doddridge Street, located in the Baden neighborhood.
Prosecutors said Albert Millsapp organized the robbery and recruited his cousin, 23-year-old Perry Cal Jr., to commit the hold-up on his behalf. A female friend of Cal’s rode with the pair that day. That friend later testified in court that Millsapp told Cal what to say during the robbery and dropped him off near the business.
Prosecutors said Cal robbed the manager at gunpoint and left the store. However, the store manager followed Cal outside. Cal dropped one of two firearms and the manager picked up the gun. Cal and the store manager engaged in a brief shootout and Cal was fatally wounded in the back.
Millsap pulled Cal inside his car and they sped away from the scene. Millsap forced Cal’s friend out of the vehicle and later dumped Cal’s body along the side of the road.
Under Missouri law, anyone participating in a robbery can be found guilty of murder if anyone dies, be it a victim or accomplice.
Millsapp was found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and marijuana possession. He’ll be sentenced June 30.
Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discovered Millsapp has a criminal record in Milwaukee, with arrests for cocaine possession, distribution, and resisting arrest.