Police investigate shooting death in St. Paul

January 15, 2019 06:51 PM

Tuesday morning, police were at the scene in St. Paul where a shooting took place.

According to the St. Paul Police Department, officers were called to Regions Hospital at about 8 p.m. Monday on a report a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds was dropped off.


Although hospital staff worked to save the man's life, he was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.

Police learned the shooting occurred in the alley behind the 400 block of University Avenue.

"We did receive some calls in regards to shots fired in the area. They were not specific and then interviewing other people as the investigation continued after the male was dropped off at Regions, it was narrowed down that it occurred in this area," said Sgt. Mike Ernster.

Kodjo Alagbo is the Owner of Sunrise Grocery on West University Avenue. The shooting happened behind his business.

"It's very dangerous for us, and it's not safe for us, for our business, for ourselves being here," said Alagbo.

"We are going to work with our community and work with the businesses to try to determine the best options available to combat these types of crimes," said Sgt. Ernster.

Authorities are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with any information to call 651-266-5650.

The Ramsey County medical examiner is working to identify the man and determine his exact cause of death.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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