Suspect Dead, 2 Officers Injured in St. Paul Shootout

Updated: 08/04/2014 6:11 AM
Created: 08/03/2014 5:03 PM
By: Beth McDonough

A carjacking suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon, police confirmed late Sunday night.

The shooting happened near West Minnehaha Avenue and North Arundel Street in Frogtown around 4:30 p.m.

It started with a crash of a red car into a cemetery fence and then the carjacking of a silver SUV near Jackson Street and Cook Avenue East, according to police.

Two people were already inside the silver SUV when the suspect commandeered it. When officers attempted to stop the SUV, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and shot at officers, according to police.

A police cruiser had a shattered window. 

Officers fired back, killing the suspect, according to police.

Two police officers involved in the shooting suffered minor injuries. A total of four officers were involved in the incident, and they're all on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Neighbor Chris Ellis helped a 14-year-old boy caught in the chaos. It appears a bullet grazed the boy badly enough that he collapsed after running for safety in Ellis' garage. The teen suffered a non-life threatening injury and is being treated at Children's Hospital. Details of how he was injured are not yet available, according to police.

Ellis said he held the teen's hand until police arrived.

This is the third officer-involved assault in less than a week, scaring those who saw and heard it.

"I'm saying a prayer for the good guys," longtime resident Tom Walters said.

Investigators will work with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the identity of the suspect.

Photo: KSTP-TV
Photo: KSTP-TV
Photo: KSTP-TV

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