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2 charged in connection to St. Paul firefighter's death

Thomas R. Harrigan
Thomas R. Harrigan

Updated: September 16, 2019 04:36 PM

Two people have been arrested, both in different states, and charged in connection to the death of a St. Paul firefighter.

St. Paul Police said Tuesday that Blake Caraway, 36, was arrested in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Dontay Caraway, 39, was arrested in Spencer, Oklahoma.

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The two were arrested Friday in connection to the death of Thomas Harrigan on Sept. 2, police said.

Both have been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, according to court records. 

According to the criminal complaints, witnesses told police that Dontay Caraway entered the home that Harrigan was at on the evening of Sept. 2 and began arguing with Harrigan. Witnesses told police that as the fight escalated, the unknown man pulled out a firearm and shot Harrigan. 

A witness later identified Blake Caraway as the shooter during a photo line-up. 

Harrigan, 36, was laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full honors on Thursday. He was found shot to death in his home on Labor Day.


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