Two suspects have been arrested after gunfire at a St. Paul intersection in the Summit-University neighborhood left a 25-year-old man dead, police said.
A 21-year-old man was jailed early Thursday in connection with the shooting of Bajuan Davon Adams, of St. Paul, at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday near N. Western Avenue and W. Concordia Avenue.
A nurse, emergency medical responders and officers rendered aid as a large crowd gathered on the street, but he died at the scene after being shot in the head, police said.
Other officers responding to the scene saw a car quickly drive from the area, police said. The officers followed the vehicle and saw that it crashed 1 ½ miles to the west near the intersection of Marshall Avenue and N. Chatsworth Street.
A man was taken from that car to police headquarters for questioning and later jailed on suspicion of murder. Authorities have yet to say what role he may have played in St. Paul’s 18th homicide of the year.
Also, a 27-year-old man was booked into jail about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of assault after he was treated at Regions Hospital for a gunshot wound.
“Investigators are still working through the evidence and speaking with witnesses,” said Police Sgt. Mike Ernster. “To maintain the integrity of this investigation, we won’t be speaking to their exact roles in this incident yet.”
Neither man has been charged. The Star Tribune generally does not identify suspects before they are charged.
Anyone with information about either case is asked to call police at 651-266-5650.