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Cold Case: Raymond Wingo, Jr. Freeway Shooting

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By Caroline Lowe, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)
— Raymond Wingo, Jr. was gunned down on Feb. 19, 2004 while driving on Interstate 94 with a friend on his way home from a downtown Minneapolis nightclub.

Before the two left the club, they got into an argument with several guys from Minneapolis because Wingo was wearing a shirt that indicated he was from St. Paul.

St. Paul Police have two investigators actively working on the case, along with help from Minneapolis detectives. They say they have a good idea who was involved in the shooting but need more evidence to finally solve it.

Anyone who has information on who shot Raymond Wingo, Jr. on Feb. 19, 2004 should call St. Paul Police Homicide Office at 651-266-5850.

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Mom Wants Answers In Fatal Freeway Shooting
It has been more than six years since a young St. Paul man was gunned down in a freeway shooting. Raymond Wingo, Jr. and a friend were driving on Interstate 94 by the Fairview exit in St. Paul when more than a dozen bullets from an SUV riddled Wingo’s car.

Wingo died a day later. His passenger survived.

The victims were on their way home from a downtown Minneapolis nightclub. They had gone there to celebrate Wingo passing three GED tests. Before they left the club, they got into an argument with several guys from Minneapolis.

Police say a dispute over where the men were from sparked the confrontation. Wingo wore a shirt with his St. Paul zip code, 55104, on it.

“He was playing tough guy and think that’s what got him killed,” said Kellie Miller, Wingo’s mother.

The argument continued into the bar’s parking lot and then, police say, the men followed Wingo and his friend onto the freeway.

“It was all because this group of kids were from St. Paul and they didn’t like that they were hanging out at a Minneapolis club,” Miller said.

Six years after losing her only child, Wingo’s mother finds some comfort in her many memories of a son who loved playing basketball, hanging out with his friends and music.

She often listens to a rap song her 23-year-old son recorded just before he was gunned down.

Miller hopes sharing her story now prompts someone to come forward to help solve her son’s killing.

“Help me at least get some closure,” said Miller. “It’s just so devastating. If it happened to them I don’t think they could do it to someone else.”

St. Paul Police have two investigators actively working on the case, along with help from Minneapolis detectives. They say they have a good idea who was involved in the shooting but need more evidence to finally solve it.

Anyone who has information on who shot Raymond Wingo, Jr. on Feb. 19, 2004 should call St. Paul Police Homicide Office at 651-266-5850.

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