Friends, Family Remember Father Of 5 Killed In Shooting

By Reg Chapman, WCCO-TV

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A full-time college student and father of five is dead after a fight inside a bar in St. Paul.

Police say 26-year-old Trevell Glass was shot and killed outside Born’s Bar around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Shortly after the shooting, police arrested four men.

One of the four men, 31-year-old Byron Brantley, is being held on suspicion of murder. The other three are being held for allegedly aiding Brantley. Their names are LeAndrews Miller, 27; David Keys, 24; and Xavier Buckhanan, 36.

Witnesses say there was a fight inside the bar Tuesday night that spilled out onto Manitoba Avenue. Shots were fired and two men were hit. Glass didn’t survive.

Family members say he stepped out to have a beer after watching a basketball game with friends — and now he is gone.

Balloons and flowers mark the exact spot where Glass took his last breath. Family and friends gathered near the corner of Rice Street and Manitoba Avenue to remember a life taken too soon.

“He was a great person. He loved people. He was a full-time college student at St. Paul Tech,” said Camille Rolland, Glass’ cousin. “He had five kids and he loved them. He was a great dad.”

Police say they responded to a call of shots fired outside the bar Tuesday night and when they arrived on scene, Glass was dead.

A 28-year-old man was also shot. He was taken to Regions Hospital where he is expected to survive.

Witnesses gave police a description of a car leaving the scene and within minutes the car was spotted.

“Officers were attempting to stop that vehicle and one of the occupants fled on foot,” said Officer John Keating of the St. Paul Police. “Officers set up a perimeter to locate that person a short distance away with the assistance of one of our police canines.”

The four men were arrested, but for Glass’ friends and family, they only have memories to hold on to.

“He always had a smile on his face,” Rolland said. “He was not in the streets whatsoever. He was a great, friendly person and nice to everybody.”

Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting. They say they aren’t sure if the altercation inside the bar had anything to do with the eventual gunfire.

Family members say Glass had his first son three months ago and was going to school to make life better for his fiancé and five children.

They believe he was only guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police say they have not ruled out the possibility that others may be involved.

The men booked into jail have not been officially charged with a crime.

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