Police identify man who died after attempted robbery in St. Paul parking ramp
Authorities have identified the man who died Monday following an altercation at St. Paul parking ramp.
The St. Paul Police department on Wednesday identified the man as 52-year-old Andre Lamont Peterson.
DEATH INVESTIGATION UPDATE:— Saint Paul Police Department (@sppdmn) January 22, 2020
The man who died Jan. 20 after an altercation in parking ramp on the 500 block of Wabasha St. N. has been ID'd as Andre Lamont Peterson, 52, of St. Paul.
Cause/manner of death not yet determined by the ME, who is waiting for toxicology results.
During a press conference Tuesday, St. Paul police said Peterson allegedly tried to rob a 49-year-old man, who then fought back.
Witnesses confirmed to police that the 52-year-old intimated a handgun to the victim as he attempted to assault him. However, no firearm was found at the scene.
The victim was assisted by his co-workers who work at a nearby church in holding down Peterson until police arrived at the scene on the 500 block of Wabasha Street around 7 p.m. Monday. Peterson was found unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to Regions Hospital, where he later died.
The cause and manner of Peterson's death have not yet been determined by the medical examiner.