St. Paul police name victim, suspect in fatal shooting on University Avenue

The man who was shot and killed Wednesday in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood has been identified as 30-year-old Alfonzo Armstead.

Police say Armstead was shot just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of University Avenue and Arundel Street. He was brought to Regions Hospital, where he later died.

St. Paul police officers responding to the shooting spotted a man running from the scene and placed him under arrest. The suspect, 21-year-old E’Shaun Marquise Funches, was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of murder. He has not been formally charged.

E’Shaun Funches (Credit: Ramsey County Jail)

Armstead’s death marks the 33rd homicide of the year in St. Paul, according to police records.