Woman fatally shot, another seriously wounded in St. Paul; city's 2020 homicide tally now at 23
September 4, 2020
St. Paul police are investigating overnight shootings that killed a woman and left another in critical condition Thursday following an attempted robbery.
The fatality sent officers to the city's East Side around 3:30 a.m., where a bystander had called 911 to report a woman shot numerous times. Responders found the victim outside a home in the 800 block of E. Cook Avenue, just east of Arcade Street. She could not be revived.
A motive for the killing was not immediately clear, but investigators believe it may have been domestic in nature. A potential suspect, thought to be the victim's ex-boyfriend, was seen running southeast from the scene, according to emergency dispatch audio.