Skip to main content

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in St. Paul on Friday

The St. Paul Police Department says a suspect was arrested in Shakopee on Sunday in connection to the death of 31-year-old Regis Jones of St. Paul. 

The suspect, who has not been formally charged, was booked into the Ramsey County Jail Sunday night on suspicion of murder and for a parole violation, jail records show. The suspect had previously been convicted of assault in 2018. 

According to police, Jones was found dead in the backyard of a home on the 600 block of Blair Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4. He was unresponsive and not breathing from a gunshot wound. 

The Star Tribune says Jones' brother was also fatally shot more than two years ago. Shawn Jones, 28, was killed in St. Paul in October 2019. Two brothers, Brandon and Marcus Baker, who were members of a rival gang, were convicted in Shawn Jones' death.  

The motive for Regis Jones' death is under investigation, police said. 

Regis and Shawn's dad Wendell Jones posted on Facebook on Saturday saying he "lost another son to gun violence."

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

Next Up

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 12.24.27 PM

Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 1.25.30 PM

Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

storm, severe, shelf cloud

Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 9.27.30 AM

Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

storm, shelf cloud, severe weather

Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin governor

WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.

FWV_YSOWAAI_CS-

Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

hennepin county medical center

Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 8.32.18 AM

Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.

image

Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.

Related

st. paul homicide

Man in his 20s fatally shot in St. Paul home

This marks the sixth homicide in St. Paul this year.

St. Paul Police Department

Woman killed in St. Paul's North End identified as 31-year-old

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

marquisha wiley (1)

Woman killed in St. Paul mass shooting identified as 27-year-old

Those who knew her said she was a vet tech with a big heart.

Screen Shot 2021-08-30 at 6.59.14 AM

SWAT team arrests suspect in connection with fatal shooting in St. Paul

The victim had been driving an SUV when gunshots were fired from another vehicle.

st. paul police

St. Paul police arrest suspect in Tuesday night homicide

The man's death marked the third homicide in St. Paul this year.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.