Skip to main content

A St. Paul liquor store employee was shot Sunday when he tried to stop a shoplifter. 

St. Paul police responded to a report of a shooting at the parking lot of Park Liquors, 140 Snelling Ave. N,  at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers found a man in his early 20s suffering from two gunshot wounds to the abdomen, SPPD spokesperson Steve Linders told Bring Me The News.  

The victim was taken to Regions Hospital, where he's in stable condition. 

Witnesses told police the victim works at the liquor store and he confronted a shoplifter who had just left the store. That's when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim, Linders said. 

No one has been arrested and the incident remains under investigation.

This is the second time in a month someone at a liquor store has tried to stop a shoplifter and was subsequently shot. 

Back on Dec. 27, 2021, Trinis Derrell Edwards fatally shot 44-year-old Kenneth Davis Jr. at Big Discount Liquor, prosecutors allege. 

According to the second-degree murder charges, Davis, a customer, was trying to stop Edwards from stealing a bottle of vodka. During the altercation in the parking lot, Davis dropped his gun but Edwards grabbed it and shot Davis twice.

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

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-24 at 5.21.04 PM

Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing

Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.

uawgitwa5lpcj158xkfx

Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.

In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 9.04.12 AM

Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment

They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.

Minneapolis police

Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case

The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.

Arianna Vos

Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old

Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.

Julissa Thaler

Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes

An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota strike.

Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike

More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.

Bloomington Fire

HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool

The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.

Screen Shot 2022-03-24 at 9.21.32 AM

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation

The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.

Hennepin Avenue S.

Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.

The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.

Pexels - face mask covid holding

Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge

Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.

Related

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.

big discount liquor

Charges: Liquor store shoplifter shot customer who tried to stop him

The suspect used the victim's own gun in the shooting, charges say.

st. paul homicide

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

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