Saint Paul homicide investigators are searching for the person responsible for a deadly shooting that occurred during the evening hours in the city’s North End neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Larpenteur Avenue East just before 7 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that a person had been shot and needed help. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with an apparent gunshot injury who was in a vehicle. St. Paul Fire paramedics responded and pronounced victim dead on scene. Officers secured the scene and began piecing together what happened by speaking with witnesses and looking for any evidence related to the shooting.

There is a second scene on the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue West, where officers are staged. It is under investigation whether this location had anything to do with the homicide.      

Homicide investigators are working to determine who was there and what led to the shooting. The department’s Forensics Services Unit will be processing areas related to this shooting to find physical evidence that will tell the story of what led to the killing.  

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 33rd homicide of 2020 in Saint Paul.   

 

 

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Last Edited: December 21, 2020