ST PAUL, Minn. — Two brothers have been charged in connection with the Sept. 2 death of St. Paul firefighter Thomas Harrigan.
Blake Deshaun Caraway, 36, and Dontay Lee Caraway, 39, are both charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Officers found Thomas Harrigan, 36, with a gunshot wound to the stomach at a home on Ivy Avenue on Labor Day. He was taken to Regions Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
According to a criminal complaint, witnesses said Dontay Caraway got into an argument with Harrigan which escalated until another man, later identified as Caraway's brother Blake, allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Harrigan.
Witnesses said Harrigan frequently let others stay in the Ivy Avenue home but had trouble with people stealing from him, according to the complaint. Witnesses said Dontay Caraway was recently kicked out of the home for stealing, and was upset that Harrigan had kept his phone.
In addition to his work as a firefighter, Harrigan was a veteran who served in Iraq, where he earned a Combat Medic Badge. After active duty, Harrigan also served with the Minnesota National Guard, rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class.
According to a tweet by St. Paul police, Blake Caraway was arrested in Pompano Beach, Florida on Friday while Dontay Caraway was taken into custody on the same day in Spencer, Oklahoma.
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