Homicide investigation underway after Friday night shooting
A deluge of calls for help led Saint Paul police officers to the scene of a shooting death on the 1600 block of Jackson Street at about 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 15.
The first officers arrived and found a male victim lying outside a multifamily residence. He appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound, so the officers rendered aid until St. Paul Fire medics arrived. Unfortunately, the victim died short time later without being transported to a hospital.
As officers were attempting to secure the scene, a large crowd began to gather near the intersection of Jackson Street and Timberlake Road. In an effort to protect possible evidence, officers from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the Roseville Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol also responded to the scene.
This allowed members of the Saint Paul Police Department’s Homicide Unit to quickly initiate their investigation, and they began looking for anyone who might be able to tell them what the victim was doing in the area and who else was there. Members of the department’s Forensic Services Unit were also able to begin processing the scene for evidence.
As of Saturday morning, no arrests have been made, and anyone with information is asked to call 651-266-5650.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to positively identify the victim and determine his exact cause of death. That information, along with any updates in the cases, will be released on the police department’s Twitter page, @sppdmn.
This is the 12th homicide in Saint Paul this year.