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ST. PAUL—After working back-to-back jobs from morning to night, Brandon Christopher Roberts headed out with his friends to unwind. But after he left a St. Paul bar, gunshots rang out and Roberts, 31, was struck. He died soon after at the hospital. It has been nearly two weeks since Roberts, a father of three, was killed, and his family is looking for answers. No one has been arrested in the shooting.
ST. PAUL—A homeowner fought off a man with a rifle who entered his St. Paul home Thursday night, had threatened him and his wife, and had tried to rob them. The weapon went off at least twice during the struggle, according to police. Police set up a large perimeter to search for the intruder and used K-9s, but weren't able to find the man after the attempted robbery Sept. 21 in the Como neighborhood.
ST. PAUL — In the two years St. Paul police spent researching body cameras, the man in charge of the project said he not only focused on what the cameras will capture, but what they might not.
ST. PAUL — Philando Castile's family and other community members were convinced — naming an officers' training fund for Castile was only right, and would help bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement. But members of the law enforcement community were strongly opposed. They said that giving the fund his name would be insulting to officers and that his shooting by a St. Anthony police officer was not "an open-and-shut case."
ST. PAUL — A 16-year-old boy missing from St. Paul for more than 40 years has been identified as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, an official said Wednesday, July 19. James Byron Haakenson's mother reported him missing to St. Paul police on Sept. 2, 1976. Haakenson was listed as a runaway and his probable destination was reported as unknown, "maybe Chicago," according to reports from the time.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul mom said her two sons were fine when she left for work one day last month and her live-in boyfriend put the boys to bed that night. But the 3-year-old didn't wake up the next morning and an autopsy found he suffered a severe skull fracture, according to murder charges filed against the boyfriend Thursday, July 6. Police found out in their investigation that Devioun Keith Johnson, 34, was the focus of a Dakota County child protection investigation in 2013. He was not charged in that case.
ST. PAUL — Twin Cities Pride organizers said Friday that an unmarked squad car will still lead the front of Sunday's Pride parade, but they invited members of the law enforcement community to march in the parade.
ST. PAUL — St. Paul and Minneapolis police officers typically have a big, visible presence at the start of the Twin Cities Pride parade, but organizers told them not this year after hearing concerns from community members. After a jury acquitted St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on Friday, June 16, in the shooting death of Philando Castile last year, Twin Cities Pride wants to "respect the pain the community is feeling right now," organizers said in a Tuesday, June 20, statement on Facebook.
ST. PAUL — A 3-week-old girl was found to have a skull fracture and broken leg Saturday, June 10, in St. Paul, and the baby's 19-year-old father told police he was in a "blind rage" and "snapped" her leg, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. The Ramsey County attorney's office charged Gerald Monte Hinton Jr. of St. Paul with first-degree assault. About 2:30 p.m. Saturday , the baby's mother — who is Hinton's wife — went to a graduation party. Hinton started calling her about 10 minutes after she arrived to the party.
ST. PAUL—The chaos that some counter-protesters brought into the Minnesota Capitol in March during a rally in support of President Donald Trump included smoke bombs, Mace in people's faces and fireworks, prosecutors said Friday as they announced charges against eight people.