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Man charged in St. Paul shooting involving U.S. Marshal

Cleaves, 24, is charged with assault and discharging a weapon at an occupied vehicle.
Credit: Ramsey County jail

ST PAUL, Minn. — Alize Jovon Cleaves, of Blaine, has been charged in Wednesday's shooting involving a U.S. Marshal at a St. Paul gas station.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Cleaves, 24, is charged with assault and discharging a weapon at an occupied vehicle. A Deputy U.S. Marshal, who happened to be at the gas station at the time of the shooting, shot Cleaves twice after Cleaves refused to drop his weapon, despite the Marshal's instructions, according to the criminal complaint. 

The Marshal administered medical aid to Cleaves, who was then transported to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Cleaves was released from the hospital into the BCA's custody Friday morning. He is being held at Ramsey County jail.

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The U.S. Marshal, who's identity is being withheld under state statute Minn. Stat. 13.82, subd. 17 (a), was not injured.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Cleaves was in the area of the fuel pumps at the Holiday gas station, located on 7th St. East in St. Paul, when he began shooting at a vehicle with multiple people inside. Nobody inside the vehicle was injured.

BCA crime scene personnel recovered a gun from where Cleaves was shot. Surveillance video also captured portions of the incident.

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