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Victim of fatal Duluth shooting identified, suspect arrested

Scott Pennington was 31 years old.

Tributes have been paid to the 31-year-old man shot dead in downtown Duluth over the weekend.

Scott Pennington died in hospital after being shot on the 100 block of West 1st Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A 25-year-old man suspected of carrying out the shooting has been arrested by police and is being held in St. Louis County Jail pending charges, Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken announced Tuesday.

He was arrested in Hennepin County on an unrelated warrant.

Those who knew Pennington have been paying tribute to the 6-foot-7-inch man they called their "Big Teddy Bear," with the Duluth News Tribune reporting he had stepped in to stop a fight when he was shot.

"Scott, being Scott, went to go break up the fight, and got caught in the crossfire,” his friend Emma Espejo told the newspaper.

Others paying tribute include friend Karissa Haugan, who wrote on Facebook: "You had a smile that would light up a room, a bear hug to cheer up anyone, and such a kind soul!"

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His family has released a statement to FOX 21, describing the 31 year old as a "caring, kind-hearted man with an amazing sense of humor who was extremely loyal to family and friends."

"He would go out of his way to help anyone. He is loved and missed and will never be forgotten.”

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