Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bus Stop Shooting Media Advisory

On 8/21/06 I posted here on the St. Paul Bus Stop shooting at 3rd & Bates. The suspect remains on the loose.

The St. Paul Police have now issued a Media Advisory with photos of the alleged perp.

(REVISED COMMENT: Given the new details that have emerged on this story, I no longer consider the shooter to be a menace to society, although I in no way justify his actions based on what has been reported to date. While I condemn vigilantism, this case could potentially have mitigating circumstances).


Saint Paul Police Department
367 Grove Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Tom Walsh
Public Information Coordinator

August 22, 2006

Shooting Suspect Sought

St. Paul Police detectives are seeking the identity of the person in these photos. The photos were taken by the MTC video security system shortly before two parties left a bus at Third and Bates on St. Paul’s East Side.

The suspect being sought may have been the victim of a theft and followed a young man from the bus. Soon after one shot was heard. A bullet from a small caliber handgun struck that young man in the side just below the arm. He is recovering from the wound. A firearm, believed to be used in this incident, has been recovered.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18 to 20 years old 5’9” tall, wearing a ark blue or black hat and a black shirt with white lettering.

Anyone with information about this party is asked to call St Paul Police at 651-266-5650.