St. Paul Residents Describe Scene of Frogtown Neighborhood Murder

Updated: 01/27/2014 7:08 AM
Created: 01/26/2014 7:16 AM
By: Megan Stewart

St. Paul Police are investigating a Sunday morning homicide in the Frogtown neighborhood. It's the city's second murder of the year.

So far no one has been arrested, but a lot of people heard what led up to it.

"I heard an altercation and then after that I heard 'pow pow pow pow,' and I thought, 'oh no not again.' Because that's all that happens over here," Shelia Luttery said. Lutery says she heard five gunshots.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, police were called to an assault, but when they got to the corner of Van Buren Avenue and Kent Street they realized a man had been killed.

Police say there was a large group together early Sunday morning, so there were several possible witnesses.

All of the possible witnesses have been taken down to the police station for questioning.

"Investigators are taking photos; they're examining the building. They are really diligently looking into this," Sgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department said.

Luttery said the recent chilling scene is unwelcome outside her front door.

"A bullet has no name, it has no face, no sense of direction, and people really should open their eyes and think more of others as well as their selves," Luttery said.

According to St. Paul Police monthly crime maps, in the last six months of 2013 there were about 60 aggravated assaults in the area known as Frogtown.

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