Afternoon shooting leaves one dead in Saint Paul’s Payne-Phalen Neighborhood
(Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020) Saint Paul police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead during the afternoon hours of Saturday, Sept. 12.
At approximately 4 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Lawson Avenue East on a report of a man shot. When officers arrived, they found the male victim in a residence suffering from a gunshot injury to his upper body. Saint Paul Fire paramedics also responded and pronounced the victim dead on scene.
Officers secured the scene and began looking for witnesses and any evidence of the crime.
The department’s Forensic Services Unit will be processing the scene and investigators will be trying to determine what led to the shooting and who is responsible. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 651-266-5650.
The Ramsey County medical examiner will positively identify the victim and determine an exact cause of death. This information, along with any updates on the case, will be released on the Saint Paul Police Department Twitter account, @sppdmn.
This is the 24thhomicide in the city this year.