Man charged in connection to fatal shooting in St. Paul

Bobby Leroy Woody Photo: Ramsey County. Bobby Leroy Woody

Associated Press
Updated: April 30, 2020 11:18 AM
Created: April 30, 2020 10:31 AM

A 43-year-old man has been charged in connection to a fatal shooting on St. Paul's east side, according to court documents. 

A criminal complaint states Bobby Leroy Woody has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. 


Officers were called Saturday night to the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and Cypress Street on the report of a shooting. 

When officers arrived, they found a Volkswagen Beetle stopped at the intersection. The complaint says the vehicle's rear window was shot out and that the driver was found slumped over in his seat. The driver was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to the complaint, two people who had been in the Volkswagen with the victim said the driver had a feud with the residents of a nearby home where his ex-girlfriend lived. The witnesses said the victim drove past the home regularly. 

1 dead in St. Paul shooting

The witnesses told authorities when they drove by the home Saturday, they were followed by an SUV. The witnesses said they went down an alley to lose the SUV, however, a person in the SUV fired at them as they exited the alley. 

Investigators were able to find five spent .45 caliber casings from the area. 

The complaint states investigators later learned that Woody was upset that the victim would drive past his ex-girlfriend's home. 

The complaint goes on to say that Woody was at the victim's ex-girlfriend's home and was seen with a large handgun in his pocket.

According to the complaint, Woody was seen in surveillance video sitting in the driver's seat of an SUV when the victim drove past the residence. 

Woody was arrested Tuesday in Glencoe. The complaint says when officers executed a search of the residence Woody was at, they recovered a .45 caliber handgun. 

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