UPDATE: Police identify 61-year-old woman as victim of St. Paul fatal shooting
St. Paul police have identified the woman killed in a Wednesday night shooting as 61-year-old Teresa Bearribs.
Police have yet to arrest a suspect in connection to the shooting.
Bearribs’ family said she called a loved one before the shooting after possibly seeing some people outside that made her uncomfortable.
"We’re all hurting, we’re sad, we all miss our mom, she was a good woman, she didn’t deserve what happened to her," said Tim Bearribs, the victim’s son.
Family members said she’d been watching her three young grandchildren Wednesday night at her daughter’s house.
"She always thought the best of people, one of her favorite things was to spend time with her grandkids … that was her favorite thing," Tim Bearribs added.
He said, thankfully, they believe the kids didn’t witness the deadly shooting of their grandmother.
The family said Bearribs had 15 grandchildren.
A GoFundMe account has been started to help the family pay for the unexpected expenses.
A woman died Wednesday night in St. Paul from an apparent gunshot wound.
According to the St. Paul Police Department, at 8:45 p.m., a 911 caller reported a woman that had been shot at 1100 block of Bush Avenue.
Once officers arrived on the scene, they located the victim on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound but was also unconscious and not breathing.
Police stated that officers attempted to render aid while ensuring the scene was safe. Paramedics soon arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Other officers cordoned off the scene to protect possible evidence and identify any possible witnesses. The investigators with the Homicide Unit were called and will be canvassing the area and interviewing potential witnesses.
No arrests have been made, and investigators are asking anyone with information to call 651-266-5650.
The Ramsey County medical examiner will release the victim’s identity and the exact cause of death at a later time.