Dao Xiong age 19 of Oakdale has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Youa Lor age 33 of St. Paul. Xiong contacted Lor when he saw an ad on Craigs list for a 2003 silver Nissan 350Z that Lor was selling. This low-life criminal took the car for a test drive and shot Lor in the stomach and left him to die on the side of the road.
Xiong told police he really didn’t want to buy the car. He only wanted the supercharger in Lor’s car for his 350z Nissan car. After he shot Lor with a .40 caliber handgun, he drove the car to his house in Oakdale and removed several parts and then abandoned the car in a Lake Elmo park.
The police were able to track down Xiong from cell phone calls he made to Lor’s house. The cell phone was purchased just several days before the murder. What a senseless crime this was. Bail has been set for Xiong as $1.5 million.