Early morning shooting leaves woman dead on Saint Paul’s East Side

(Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020) Saint Paul police are searching for the person who shot and killed a woman on the city’s East Side early Thursday morning.

The first 911 call came in at about 3:30 a.m., alerting officers to shots fired on the 800 block of Cook Avenue East (just east of Arcade Street).

When officers arrived, they found a woman lying in the street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and immediately rendered aid. St. Paul Fire medics also responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Patrol officers quickly cordoned off the scene to protect any evidence in the area, an officer with the police department’s Canine Unit attempted to track the suspect or suspects, and homicide investigators arrived. Later this morning, the Forensic Services Unit will process the scene for evidence.

At this time, no arrests have been made, and investigators are asking anyone with information to call 651-266-5650.

Once the scene has been processed, the Ramsey County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to 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 23rd homicide of the year in Saint Paul.