Victim in St. Paul office shooting identified; suspect in custody


The man shot and killed at a St. Paul office Thursday was a 23-year-old clerk for a law firm, police said Friday.

Chase Passauer, of Minneapolis, was killed just after 4 p.m. in the second-floor of the Dacotah Building, on Selby and Western Avenues in St. Paul.

Passauer was a clerk at North Star Criminal Defense, which put out a statement Friday saying in part:

"But we are grieving the loss of an incredible young man with such a bright and promising future. He wasn’t just our employee. He was our friend. Our brother. He will be missed, but never forgotten."

The suspect in the killing, a 37-year-old from Woodbury, was arrested Thursday night in Stillwater after leading law enforcement on an 11-mile highway chase.

He has not been charged as of Friday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect fled the area after the shooting. Passauer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Chisago County Sheriff's Office later sighted the suspect's car near Shafer and tried to pull him over. When he refused, police pursued him down Highway 95. He was eventually taken into custody without further incident near Stillwater.

(Note: It is BringMeTheNews' policy to not name suspects who have not been charged with a crime).

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