Man killed in his St. Paul home was a local firefighter

Police have launched a homicide investigation into his death.
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The man who died in an apparent homicide in St. Paul on Monday has been identified as a local firefighter.

Thomas Harrigan, 36, died in Regions Hospital after being found with a gunshot wound at his home on the 1700 block of Ivy Avenue on St. Paul's East Side around 8:30 p.m.

No arrests have been made by police, which continues to appeal for information from the public.

Harrigan has been identified as an active firefighter in the city of St. Paul, with St. Paul Firefighters Local 21 issuing a statement Tuesday afternoon.

It says he was off-duty at the time, and that the union is "patiently waiting" the results of the police investigation.

"Until we have further information regarding this investigation, Local 21 members are trying to manage the grief and shock in the face of this tragedy," it added.

"St. Paul firefighter Thomas Harrigan was a firefighter/paramedic, a veteran, a Union brother, and a good friend to many," the statement continues.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 651-266-5650. 

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