Suspect in killing of Sioux Falls teenager appears in court

Devon Moses Montileaux

One of the three people arrested in connection with the killing of a 16-year-old in Sioux Falls appeared before a Minnehaha County judge on Tuesday.

Devon Moses Montileaux, 17, pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and first degree manslaughter during his arraignment at the Minnehaha County Courthouse. Montileaux appeared via video call from the county’s juvenile detention center. 

Montileaux’s bond was set at $100,000 cash-only, and Judge Jon Sogn ordered that he have no contact with Sembel Andom Sale, 18, and Ali Khalifa Ahmed, 16, the two other individuals arrested and charged with the shooting-death of 16-year-old, Ephraim Duolo Shulue, on Dec. 9 in Sioux Falls. 

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Second-degree murder is a Class B felony with a possible sentence of life in prison.

Montileaux was contacted by Shulue and another person on Dec. 9 to meet at the 900 Block of N. Cleveland Avenue for a drug deal. Shulue and Sembel Andom Sale entered the back seat of Montileaux’s car and attempted to rob Montileaux and another person, police said. Eventually, Shulue and Sale exited the vehicle, and gunshots were fired amongst each other. A bullet from Montileaux’s gun struck and killed Shulue. 

Montileaux fled the scene and was arrested in late December in Pierre.

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