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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

No murder charges for man arrested in St. Paul shooting, citing likely self-defense case

Due to the apparent self-defense in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old this week in St. Paul, prosecutors decided on Friday not to charge a man with a crime.

St. Paul resident Deandre L. Buckner passed away Tuesday night. A 20-year-old male was detained by police in Payne-Phalen at the scene.

According to a spokeswoman for the Ramsey County attorney’s office, the police investigation’s findings “clearly support a self-defense and defense-of-others claim by the individual who fired the fatal shot,” hence the office “declined to bring charges.”

Just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, someone reported there were persons with firearms outside their home in the 600 block of Preble Street by calling 911.

The 911 caller said that bullets had been fired within 30 seconds, according to a statement released by the police department early on Wednesday.

Buckner was found shot in front of the Preble Street address by the police, and paramedics declared him dead there. The police department has not disclosed any other details on the incident, and earlier on Friday, a police spokeswoman stated that the issue is still being investigated.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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