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Man arrested in killing of St. Paul mother and her two children

A 30-year-old woman and her two children died in the shooting Saturday.
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Police in St. Paul have arrested a man in connection with the shocking killing of a woman and her two children on Saturday afternoon.

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell says a 26-year-old man was taken into custody at 7:25 p.m. Friday on the 2100 block of Wilson Avenue.

He is a person of interest in the fatal shooting of 30-year-old D'Zondria Wallace and her children, 14-year-old La'Porsha, and 11-year-old Jacoebie.

The arrest was made by St. Paul Police Department SWAT.

"Your SPPD officers worked swiftly, professionally and always in the interest of the victims, their loved ones and the entire city," said Axtell.

"I hope you’ll join me in taking a moment to thank the team members, each of whom put their heart and soul into this case."

More information is expected to be released over the coming days.

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