By Rachel Slavik, WCCO-TV

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — St. Paul Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man Wednesday night in the Frogtown area of St. Paul.

Trent Crumble, 24, was gunned down in a parking lot in the 600 block of Dale Street.  He died at Regions Hospital.

The parking lot Crumble was shot in sits between two bars, Malina’s Sports Bar and Coale’s Bar and Grill.  Malina’s was not open at the time, workers Coale’s said the victim had not been inside before the shooting.

Adam St. George was in his home Wednesday night just a few feet from where Trent Crumble became the target of a gunman.

“I heard a thud, thud, thud,” said St. George, who helped Crumble after the shooting. “I didn’t see the actual incident.  I heard it from inside my room,” said St. George.

When St. George heard the noises, he said he looked out his bedroom window and saw someone running through the parking lot.  Moments later he saw someone driving off down the road.

“I saw the car leaving and the man on the street,” he said.

St. George tried to help Crumble, thinking at first he had been hit by a car.

“I didn’t realize he’d been shot.  If I’d known that, I would have turned him over and put the right pressure,” said St. George.

Green paint markings from the scene now cover the parking lot. Numbers mark where evidence may have been.

 The shooting may have been captured on nearby surveillance video, detectives already have a lead and they’re looking for two people who may have information.

“Investigators don’t believe this is a random crime,” said Officer John Keating of the St. Paul Police Department.

Friends have set up a memorial near the shooting site as police look for a killer.

As for the neighbor who hoped to save a life, St. George said he’ll always wonder if he could have done anything differently.

“The sense of not being able to help is disheartening,” said St. George.

The incident remains under investigation as officers continue to examine the crime scene and collect information. Anyone with any leads is asked to contact St. Paul Police at (651) 266-5650.

Comments (25)
  1. Independant says:

    Yup, of course, they omit that this was a bar parking lot.

  2. Al says:

    Maybe we should all carry more guns. That’ll solve everything.

    1. Independant says:

      What’s your point Al?

      1. Bang Bang Tea says:

        I agree….what’s your point Al? Even though I agree with you…..we should all LEGALY carry more guns….then this would NOT happen as often! I’m guessing you have a criminal record Al? And you are not legally allowed to carry a gun?

        1. Tea Bag says:

          STFU you tea bager!!! Pretty sure, in Texas, they issue you a gun with every bottle of whiskey purchased…..and they still have murders. Their big cities have higher murder rate than here. So how’s that theory working out for you? Basically you have no clue what you are talking about…you just like to spout off and state your stupid opinions. What an effin joke!!

          1. Yup...Tea BAG! says:

            LOL…..”Tea Bag”….I love your response…….Did I say is doesn’t or would not happen? Or…if you learn to read and take your time to be objective…..I said it would happen less often. You are correct in your statment though…..Texas DOES have a higher murder rate than MN, but check this one out “smart guy”….in 2003 when the conceal and carry law was passed…..Murder rates have gone DOWN in MN. “So how’s that theory working out for you?”
            Also…how are my “comments” different than YOURS! OH! That’s right, I am not telling people to “STFU” and calling other peoples comments an “effin joke”
            With your temper…..I HOPE you don’t have a conceal and carry permit…..

            1. and I'm the "moron" says:

              HAHA……are you this angry for a REASON? I’m guessing Mommy didn’t love you enough as a child? Your Dad beat you for being so ugly? (I guess…if you want to start throwing mud…..I’ll joint your little game…)

              Once again…I think you are showing your complete mental incompetence… are citing TWO YEARS as your argument? OK…so let’s look at a REAL comparison here….

              The law passed in 2003….and the site you sent me shows murder rates to 2009….so that makes 7 years of “post conceal and carry” numbers….so….in those 7 years….the TOTAL of murders was 779….the 7 years PRIOR to the conceal and carry law…and the 7 years PRIOR to the conceal and carry law is…ready for this you mental midget…..933…

              So before you go quoting “facts” do your homework…and maybe you need to find one of the $5 dates you can find in frogtown and CALM DOWN, because I’m SURE with your attitude and intelligence…’re either single or divorced…

              1. boohoo says:

                Looks like no response from “Tea bag”……I guess when your wrong your wrong……good luck with your life buddy….you need it!

    2. chocolate honey says:

      Well if the law makers pass this law, stating if you fill threatened by someone you can shoot first then ask, which it has passed one part alread, more people will be carrying guns. Sign of the times…

  3. captainobvious says:

    choco donko, that bill refers to home invasion way to be awake when u read

  4. Wayne says:

    mmmmmmm – chocolate

  5. pepper says:

    Frogtown used to be your ordinary bad neighborhood.
    Now look at it!

  6. joe says:

    yes i agree move to wis welfare is much tougher there

  7. joe says:

    yes he was .lol stupid people i bet u checked that too

  8. TEA Bag? says:

    I’m with you People!!!!

  9. Crazy says:

    You’ve run out of welfare? Not to worry, you have that gun, and permit, just start a new career.

    1. WOW Good point (Your) Crazy says:

      HAHA! Yup…..the % of people on welfare WITH a conceal and cary permit = the aount of brain cells yo have…LESS THAN 1!!!! Last time I checked..Bill’s gun shop didn’t take EBS!

      1. I can't type says:

        I guess my point would carry a little more weight if I could TYPE though! LOL…

        1. Crazy says:

          That depend on which came first welfare, or the gun permit.

          1. :-) says:

            OK I’ll give you that….

  10. RICH says:

    I agree with “the people” with the 6 month deal, also make a drug test mandatory to apply,you fail no welfare,if you got enough money for drugs you dont need our money

  11. Rod says:

    5 dollar, 5 dollar…….that’s the Frogtown I remember!

  12. Hurting4you says:

    Another young life lost. To my brother-in-law Trent we love you and miss you soo much already. R.I.P

    1. twnctyhustleboi says:

      tuff times feel 4 u hang in there they will get the guy,that will bring u sum joy in a time like this!!my prayers r with u

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