St. Paul police continue to investigate the shooting death of a 23-year-old, the city's 24th homicide of the year.
The man, identified by police as Jeriko Boykin Sr., of St. Paul, was shot while driving his SUV in the 400 block of Wabasha Street about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. His 4-year-old son, who was in the vehicle with him, was hurt in the shooting.
The boy was shot in the foot and is recovering at Regions Hospital, said Sgt. Mike Ernster of the St. Paul Police Department.
No one had been arrested, he said Monday.
Police responded to the scene after several calls of gunfire in the area. When they arrived, they found a Jeep on its roof in a parking lot. Inside the vehicle, officers found an unconscious man with a gunshot wound to the head and the injured child. The boy was conscious and alert, police said. Both were taken to Regions Hospital, where the man died Monday morning.
Residents living across the street said they were watching a movie when they heard multiple gunshots and then saw several people running through their yard.
The shooting comes during what has been a violent year for St. Paul.
Twenty-four people have been killed in the city so far this year, tying St. Paul's deadliest year of the past decade — 24 for all of 2017. The city has had nine homicides in September alone.
The latest gunfire victims were the 123rd and 124th in St. Paul this year.