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Man shot in St. Paul's West Side dies

Updated: October 07, 2019 06:09 PM

The man who was found in a rolled over vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head on Sunday in St. Paul's West Side has died.

St. Paul Police confirmed the news Monday, and identified the man as Jeriko Boykin Sr., of St. Paul. He was also identified as the father of the child that was injured in the shooting.

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Officers were called to 475 Wabasha Street S. at about 5:15 p.m. on reports of shots fired. Police found the man and a 4-year-old boy with gunshot wounds inside a 2019 Jeep Cherokee that was rolled over. The boy had non life-threatening injuries, but police considered the man's condition as "grave" Sunday night.

"He's gone too soon," said Jarrold McNeal, father of the victim.

McNeal said his son was also the father of two young children.

"All he wanted to do was take care of those kids this gun violence out here is just beyond crazy, we need to put the guns down...show love," said McNeal.

St. Paul Police say the 4-year-old who had been wounded Sunday night was treated and released from the hospital.

Adult, child found with gunshot wounds after rollover in St. Paul

Police said there have now been 124 shooting victims this year in the city. Boykin's death is the 23rd homicide in the city, this year.

At last check, St. Paul Police have yet to make an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Paul Police at 651-266-5650.

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