ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The family of a man burned and left for dead in a St. Paul alley is trying to make sense of his tragic death.

Quincy Blue, 30, was a rap music writer and producer from Brooklyn Park. His charred body was found by a toddler, in this alley near Westminster and Geranium, in St. Paul Wednesday.

His family and friends say he was a good man.

“He was just a wonderful son,” said his mother, Shirley Blue, on Thursday. “I appreciate the 30 years I had with my child. My heart is broken really bad and I just wish I could see him again.”

She had a message for the person who might be responsible for her son’s death.

“Taking him was so brutal, so hurtful. You took him away from people who loved him,” she said.

Police don’t have anyone in custody, but the family believes someone must know something.

Sonya Goins, Producer
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Comments (12)
  1. Swordsman says:

    I did listen to the music that he made after reading the first story they had about this. My heart goes out to his family and friends as nobody should have this done to them no matter what they did.
    That being said there is an old saying that comes to mind. You live by the gun, you die by the gun. If he was not involved in this kind of stuff you sure cannot tell it by his music. Is this another one of those just because I dress and act this way… does not mean I live this way moments?

  2. Thomas Berry says:

    the people who are posting this about my brother is cowards like the people who killed him. you wanna make pun off this father, brother, son and husband’s death! your the ill of this society! if stallone died due to a gun you wouldn’t quote rambo one time!

  3. Jeff says:


    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, and even I felt that “Fools and their ways” comment was inappropriate, but do you have any other information as to why your brother was found there? I mean, its one thing to hate someone so much as to shoot them…..but to burn their body is hideous. I understand that sometimes some people are in the wrong place at the wrong time, but do you have any idea why he was in that part of town? Apparently the police have no information yet, but do you have any reason to believe why he may have been targeted. This doesn’t seem to be a random act of violence.

    Anyway, I am sorry for the loss of your brother and I hope who ever did this fries in Hell.

  4. derek says:

    this was no trash bag gangster you idiot..i known this guy since i was 10 years old and he never harmed anybody. he was a dedicated father that loved his children. my mother knew him my brother knew him…we all knew him. you did not know this man so we need to look at the good versus the bad. what he did good far outweighed what was done if you consider a rap song bad. you’re just someone online talking down, you wouldnt say that to the thousands that loved him.

  5. Juan Choo says:

    V_For_Vendetta? More Like V_For_Vagina! Show Some Respect To The Deceased and His Family! No One Deserves To Die This Horribly! This Was Someones Son, Brother, Dad, Uncle, Nephew, Grandson, Husband, Cousin, and Friend! My Condolences To This Man’s Family!

  6. SparklyButterfly says:

    My condolences to all his family and friends. This is a horrible, disturbing, tragic thing that happened. For all those who so casually dismiss him as a person, none of us but his loved ones really knew him so we shouldn’t “judge a book by the cover” or feel so free to be happy with his passing. No one deserves this kind of an end and his family and friends don’t need to hear such brutually unkind comments from strangers(or anyone for that matter). I hope God gives peace, strength, hope and calm to the hearts and minds of all his loved ones.

  7. jeff says:

    indeed this was a horrible act. i don’t doubt for one moment that he was a devoted father and member of society. but i have to somehow wonder if rap had something to do with this. seriously! rap is a driving force. for many people it drives them to do bad. others just like the beat. opera drives people to tears (either you like it or hate it kinda tears) but rap drives you to kill. for some people this music is their whole life. what a complete waste. this mans death is sensless. i would be willing to bet money that in the end of the investigation it will have something to do with his music.

  8. sickandisgusted says:

    The comment above & a few others are so ignorant & senseless. God forbid somebody you love dies a horrible death, and somebody somewhere decides to do a google search & take the time to talk sh** online about them when they know nothing. You people are heartless fools-you NEVER sit there and judge somebody after they’ve been murdered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And music drives people to kill????? Jesus christ I’m afraid to walk out of my house knowing you looneys are out roaming free. If you have anything besides love, support, condolence, and/or sorrow then keep your go**amn mouth shut!!!!!

    1. SparklyButterfly says:

      @sickanddisgusted i feel very similarly. i’m amazed at the hatred and bad feelings/words that come out in online forums.

  9. Sam says:

    I know Nicole personally and love her to pieces. Regardless of what Q did he sure did not deserve to die this way. My heart aches for his kids! It’s so not fair for someone to just rip this man from earth away from his fiance, kids and family. What are they suppose to do now? They are now being taken from their comfort zone; people calling, coming by, folks asking questions, things that Q did, like take the kids to school, now Cole has to do it. She is going to need our support. Nicole you are now in place that you’ve never known, but please don’t let this situation keep you from God. I been saying for years, please come to church and I hope you do. (u know who this is) Also, people please be nice, his family has to read these post. If you can’t be nice please leave your comments to yourself.

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