Reports of multiple shots being fired in a residential area of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood drew Saint Paul police officers to the 1000 block of York Avenue late Saturday night. That’s where they found an adult male who’d been shot. He later died from his injuries.

The 911 calls came into the Ramsey County Emergency Communications Center at about 11:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the victim outside of an apartment building and began rendering aid. Saint Paul Fire medics arrived a short time later and pronounced the victim dead without transporting him to the hospital.

Patrol officers secured the scene and began looking for possible witnesses. Investigators with the department’s homicide and forensic services units responded, and they are currently processing the scene for evidence and working to determine what led to the shooting and who is responsible for the man’s death.

As of Sunday morning, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 651-266-5650. Investigators do not believe the shooting was random.  

The Ramsey County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to positively identify the victim and determine his 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 34th homicide of the year for Saint Paul.



Last Edited: November 21, 2021