Homicide under investigation in West St. Paul

West St. Paul police are investigating a suspicious death discovered the morning of July 9 at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Oakdale Avenue.

Around 11 a.m., officers responded to a report of an individual who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased man inside an apartment unit. According to a press release on West St. Paul PD’s Facebook page, the person who called 911 was a friend of the victim who had reportedly gone over that morning to visit him.

The Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul police departments assisted with the initial response, along with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office. The West St. Paul Police Department is also being assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
“At this time, the investigation is in its infancy stage and details are limited,” the release said.

As of press time, the man’s name had not been released by authorities.

—Hannah Burlingame

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