Police identify 2 killed in St. Paul shooting

Police identify 2 killed in St. Paul shooting Photo: KSTP/ Chris Knoll.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: January 22, 2021 02:19 PM
Created: January 22, 2021 02:16 PM

Police have identified the two people killed in a shooting early Thursday morning in St. Paul.

According to the St. Paul Police Department, 21-year-old Alejandro Omar Rios and 39-year-old Michael William Stewart, both of St. Paul, died from the shooting.

St. Paul police: 2 dead in early-morning shooting, homicide investigation underway

Officers responded to reports of an incident near Payne Avenue and North Street at about 3:35 a.m. Thursday.

There, officers found Rios and Stewart suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Police said the two were taken to a hospital where one died soon after arriving and the other died hours later.

No arrests in their deaths had been made as of Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call 651-266-5650.


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