MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has charged a 14-year-old boy with second-degree murder in a deadly shooting in St. Paul earlier this week.
The shooting happened on the 1200 block of Hazelwood Street. The victim was a man found inside a pickup truck. Police said he had been shot in the head. The victim, identified as 17-year-old Jorge Batres of Coon Rapids, was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Police Investigate Suspicious Death
Witnesses told investigators someone was seen running from the area after the shooting. A perimeter was set up, and a 14-year-old suspect was located and taken in for questioning.READ MORE: Family, Friends Search For Keegan Oyugi, 26, Last Seen Near Prior Lake
The boy was not identified by name, but was being held at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center. He is to make his first court appearance Friday afternoon.MORE NEWS: High E. Coli Levels Close Lake Hiawatha, Bde Maka Ska Thomas Beaches
It was one of two separate shootings reported in St. Paul Tuesday night. Batres’s death was the city’s 22nd homicide of the year.