3 teens arrested in Saturday's fatal shooting in St. Paul

3 teens arrested in Saturday's fatal shooting in St. Paul Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: February 24, 2020 03:30 PM

UPDATE: The 18-year-old that was arrested has since been released and no charges have been filed. 


Three people have been arrested in connection to a shooting Saturday in St. Paul that killed 19-year-old Marcus Johnson.

St. Paul Police said Thursday night that 18-year-old, along with a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, were booked into jail on suspicion of murder.

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"I want to express my condolences to Mr. Johnson's loved ones. His death was absolutely senseless," said SPPD Chief Todd Axtell. "While we can't change what happened to him, we can do everything possible to find the people responsible. And that's exactly what we did."

"A lot of work went into this case, and everyone—patrol officers, investigators, our SWAT team and others—poured their hearts into the long days and sleepless nights to get justice for Mr. Johnson's family. I hope it provides some comfort to everyone affected by this tragedy," Axtell added.

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Police said officers and paramedics were called to the intersection of Kennard Street North and Ross Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday on a report of a man who had been assaulted. There, they found Johnson unconscious and not breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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