Oakdale man arrested in fatal shooting at St. Paul sports bar


A 26-year-old Oakdale man has been arrested in connection with a weekend shooting at a St. Paul sports bar that left the tavern owner dead and two others injured, the Pioneer Press reports.

Officials said the man was being held Monday in the Ramsey County jail, although he had not yet been charged, the newspaper reports. He was arrested at a St. Paul address Sunday at 12:04 p.m, the Pioneer Press reports.

Police on Monday morning declined to say whether they are looking for other suspects.

Vone Moua, 45, was killed shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Frogtown establishment Malina's, on N. Dale Street, police said. The bar owner was described as a well-respected member of the Hmong community who donated his time to help less-fortunate children, FOX 9 reported. Family members said he has four children under 14, and another one on the way, KARE 11 reported. Word of Moua's death spread quickly on social media, the Star Tribune reported. Moua who was also a social worker, the newspaper reported. St. Paul City Council Member Melvin Carter III said it was a tragic crime that should not have happened, the Star Tribune reported.

The shooting was not random, police told reporters.

Another man was admitted to Regions Hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, and a third victim was treated and released. They were not identified.

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