Photo: Ramsey County
Photo: Ramsey County
June 11, 2019 12:42 PM
A St. Paul woman is charged with attempted murder after a shooting in a Roseville strip mall parking lot late Sunday night.
Roseville police responded to Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue at about 10 p.m. Sunday on a report of a shooting. The probable cause affidavit states a woman called 911 and identified herself as the shooter.
When officers arrived, they located a gray Honda Civic and the victim, a 41-year-old man, down near the front passenger tire of the vehicle. The affidavit states the man appeared to be bleeding from his head and near his right armpit.
Police said in the affidavit that Tametria Shavondra Gillespie, 40, was standing near the vehicle holding a phone and admitted she shot the man. Officers were then able to recover a black handgun that was sitting on the trunk of the Civic, and located Gillespie's permit to carry a firearm.
The man was transported to Regions Hospital. As of Tuesday morning, he remained in critical condition.
The affidavit states an emergency room doctor told police the man had gunshot wounds in his right arm and his torso, and a bullet struck his lungs.
Gillespie told police, according to the affidavit, that she was driving her car with her boyfriend, the victim, in the front seat. After they began to argue about going to eat, she said the man struck her several times in the face while she was driving and said he'd kill her. It states Gillespie told investigators she shot the man in self-defense.
But video surveillance of the incident showed the man walking westbound on Larpenteur Avenue, then crossing Rice Street and walking north on the street. As he approached the scene where officers found him, the Civic drove into the driveway, stopping in front of the man's walking path. Gillespie then got out and appeared to strike him three times, and the man fell to the ground on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The affidavit goes on to state that a witness told police he heard a woman yelling, "Don't put your hands on me," then heard a single gunshot and saw a man fall slowly to the ground.
Gillespie was charged on Tuesday with second-degree attempted murder, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. She was scheduled to make her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
Updated: June 11, 2019 12:42 PM
Created: June 11, 2019 12:26 PM
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