St. Paul man charged with second-degree murder in connection to suspicious death

St. Paul man charged with second-degree murder in connection to suspicious death

May 30, 2019 08:47 PM

A St. Paul man is facing a second-degree murder charge following an apparent fatal shooting last month.

Police arrested 30-year-old Antonio Lee Richardson Tuesday after authorities determined he matched the description witnesses gave for the suspect, according to the criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County. 

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On April 15, St. Paul police responded to 1797 Benson Ave in St. Paul in response to a report of an assault. The caller stated a male victim was badly injured and was unresponsive. When police arrived, the victim, later identified as 33-year-old Matthew Richard Schramm, was found dead on the back bedroom floor, the complaint states. 

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Officer determined Schramm was killed by a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was homicide.

Authorities used surveillance footage, along with witness testimonies, to locate Richardson who denied having any conflict with Schramm, but admitted to having visited Schramm's address for parties in the past. 

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