Memorial growing at scene where 15-year-old was shot and killed in St. Paul

December 26, 2018 06:26 PM

There's a growing memorial for a 15-year-old who was shot and killed on St. Paul's east side over the weekend.
Angel Reyes Hernandez died early Sunday morning in a parking lot near Arlington Avenue East. 


Police have made an arrest in connection with the case, but investigators still spent several hours at the scene on Wednesday looking for anything that might help them piece together what led to this deadly encounter. 

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS spoke to the brother of Angel Reyes Hernandez on Facebook. He said he's planning to travel to Minnesota from Texas on Thursday. 

At the scene, there's a memorial that loved ones set up in the parking lot near Arlington and Arkwright. There are candles, toys and what appear to be Christmas gifts left by the victim's mother.

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On Wednesday, St. Paul police and an ATF K-9 team searched the area for any more evidence in the case. At one point, police used the help of a city crew to look for clues in the sewer.

Early Sunday morning, officers patrolling the area were flagged down by a person in the area who said there was a body in the parking lot of a dog park. Police arrested a 16-year-old in connection to the case. 

St. Paul police have handed the case over to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office. The person who was arrested is a juvenile and the name hasn't been released.

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office told5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the case is still under investigation and the earliest charges could come down is Thursday. 

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