Chao Xiong

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4391
Chao Xiong covers public safety news in St. Paul and Ramsey County for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Chao Xiong

Paula Zumberge acquitted of all counts in neighbor's murder

Paula Zumberge was ordered to be released from custody immediately. The judge found that testimony from the girlfriend of the man who was killed was "inconsistent."

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 11:42 PM

Victim Jennifer Damerow-Cleven speaks on Zumberge acquittal

Jennifer Damerow-Cleven talks about Tuesday's acquittal of a woman who was charged in shooting that left Damerow-Cleven injured and her...

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:34 PM

St. Paul man sentenced to 30 years for murder

A St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for killing a man last year in the...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Suspected cop killer had allegedly said he'd shoot police if stopped

According to search warrant applications, Brian G. Fitch Sr. allegedly told ex-girlfriend a day before officer Scott Patrick's death that "he would go so far as shooting a police officer.”

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 03:28 PM

Aug. 13: Video shows New Brighton neighbor pacing hours before fatal shots were fired

As trial nears end, prosecutors show surveillance video of the alleged shooter and his wife in the hours and minutes...

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 03:44 PM

Attorney: Paula Zumberge “had nothing to do” with fatal feud

Paula Zumberge’s attorney declined to present a case in defense of his client who’s husband allegedly fatally shot their neighbor.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 03:26 PM

Victim in New Brighton deer feeding feud was shot in heart and head

Scott Stevens was shot in the brain and heart, an assistant medical examiner testified.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Aug. 12: New Brighton shooting victim: Neighbor's wife started fatal events

Jennifer Damerow-Cleven testified Monday morning that Paula Zumberge started a confrontation this spring that ended with Zumberge’s husband allegedly shooting at Damerow-Cleven and her longtime boyfriend.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Woman seeks justice after loved one's killer is freed early

Man faced 25 years but did not serve a day in Minnesota. He’s been free since 2007.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 11:40 PM

Woman wants justice from killer mistakenly released from prison early

Karen Cummings watched Friday morning as her fiance’s killer, Knawon A. Conda, fought for his freedom.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 09:21 PM

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