Skip to main content

Man arrested over June killing of Nia Black in St. Paul

Peace marches have been held calling for justice for the 23-year-old.

Police investigating the fatal shooting of Nia Black in St. Paul in June say they have made an arrest.

St. Paul PD announced Tuesday they have arrested a 35-year-old Maplewood man in connection with the killing of the 23-year-old.

Black was shot in the head in the parking lot near the Lamplighter Lounge on Larpenteur Avenue West in the early hours of June 13.

Police said at the time that as many as 50 people were at the scene at the time of the shooting, many of whom were recording the incident on their phone, but nobody came forward about Black's death.

Her family held a peace march in early August to raise awareness about the case in a bid to encourage people to come forward.

Black was a Minnesota artist, beauty professional and business owner known as Brooklyn, according to a Go Fund Me page set up to establish a Nia Black Legacy Fund, which will donate proceeds to gun violence prevention and awareness about violence against women, among other causes.

A Change.org petition has also been created to raise awareness about Black's death and violence against Black women. It calls for the Lamplighter Lounge to be shutdown, saying it has been the "epicenter for violence for years."

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

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Two deputies shot in Winsted; residents asked to avoid area

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

image

St. Paul Mayor: Rec center employee accused in shooting had prior suspension

The accused shooter was suspended for a "physical altercation" while on the job in 2019.

Kasondra Perez

Charges: Moorhead woman's violent crime spree fueled by jealously

The violent offenses occurred Friday in Moorhead and Fargo.

Screen Shot 2023-01-23 at 12.52.04 PM

Gov. Tim Walz proposes $300M in public safety aid to local governments

The governor's two-year state budget proposal will be released Tuesday.

plow, snow

St. Paul investigating after snow plow driver wiped out garbage bins

Residents are upset after the snow plow took out more than snow.

University of minnesota sign

U of M considers covering 'problematic' mural created in 1945

A listening session regarding the mural is planned for Feb. 1.

Related

St. Paul police

Man fatally shot in St. Paul, no arrests yet

It's the 18th homicide in St. Paul this year.

Screen Shot 2022-06-05 at 9.14.06 AM

Woman arrested over man's killing in St. Paul

The 49-year-old was arrested in Minneapolis.

Antonio Richardson

Charges: Man shot dead in his St. Paul home was not the target

A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder.

EtA4HgjXIAImiA4

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.

Screen Shot 2019-10-27 at 6.59.38 PM

Woman arrested after man killed in St. Paul apartment

It's the 25th homicide in St. Paul this year.

Screen Shot 2021-02-24 at 6.09.40 AM

Man killed, woman injured in St. Paul bar shooting

The pair were found just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

st. paul homicide - 30 block of Winnipeg Avenue West

St. Paul man arrested after calling police to report he killed his wife

The man was outside the police station when he called 911.