Monday, June 12, 2006

St. Paul Murder

St. Paul suffered it's 9th murder of the year, a number significantly lower than the 24 murders in Minneapolis to date. Yes, St. Paul is about a third smaller, but the difference in numbers is not proportionate. St. Paul has it's share of violence, of course, but they seem to have greater control over their environs.

Just an observation.

WCCO News reports: "Man Killed After Shooting In St. Paul".

(AP) St. Paul Police were investigating St. Paul's ninth homicide of the year Sunday.

Ember Moniki White, 27, of St. Paul, was shot several times around 2:30 a.m. Police said he was conscious and talking when officers arrived in the alley near Third Street East and Maple Street. He was taken to Regions Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

But his condition took a turn for the worse, and police learned around 9 a.m. that White had died of his wounds.
This shooting, while tragic, appears not to have been random. This gentleman may actually have been living that "high risk" lifestyle that our good Minneapolis Mayor Rybak has warned us about.