ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Police arrested four people after a double shooting outside a St. Paul bar that left one person dead and another injured.
The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Rice Street and Manitoba Avenue West.
There had been a fight inside Born’s Bar and some people were asked to leave. Witnesses said there was yelling outside followed by gunshots. Neighbors said bullets hit nearby buildings.
“I felt the bullet hit the building, and that’s when I panicked,” said nearby resident Amina McDonald. “It really rattled my nerves just to hear them bouncing off the building. Because, if it would’ve hit a window, somebody inside the apartment complex would’ve gotten hurt.”
Witnesses also saw a car speeding away after the shootings.
Police officers found 26-year-old Trevell Glass dead at the scene. Another 28-year-old man was taken to Regions Hospital and is expected to survive.
Family members described Glass as a father of five who was engaged to be married soon.
Police spokesman John Keating said police tracked down a vehicle that reportedly left the scene and took four men into custody. Police credited witness descriptions with helping officers find that vehicle quickly.
One of the four men, 31-year-old Byron Brantley, was being held on suspicion of murder. The other three were being held for allegedly aiding Brantley. Their names are LeAndrews Miller, 27; David Keys, 24; and Xavier Buckhanan, 36.
Police said they haven’t ruled out the possibility that more may be involved and that more arrests may follow.
Neighbors WCCO talked with said violence is a regular occurrence in the neighborhood.
“They just get crazy when they get out of bars. They get crazy out here and they go nuts,” said another neighbor. “Every night, they’re fighting out here. Every night, they’re screaming and yelling and fighting. It goes on every day.”