St. Paul man, 54, fatally shot while retrieving backpack from auto
A 54-year-old Karen immigrant was fatally shot outside his home on St. Paul’s East Side Monday night in what his family believes was a robbery attempt.
Htoo Baw was shot as he was retrieving a bag from his car on the 700 block of Orange Avenue E., a daughter said. He was taken to Regions Hospital, where he died.
The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m., about 18 minutes after another man was shot in the arm a few blocks away, near Rose Avenue E. and Arcade Street, police said. That man was identified by police as Issac O. Maiden, an alleged gang member acquitted in 2013 in the near-fatal beating of Ray Widstrand, also on the city’s East Side. Maiden’s injury was not life threatening.