GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Teen killed in St. Paul shooting ID'd as Sibley star athlete, two teens in custody
Police identified the 17-year-old victim of a fatal shooting that took place Wednesday in St. Paul, and have confirmed two teens are in custody. The victim has been officially identified as Da’Qwan Tremayne Jones-Morris, a senior at Henry Sibley High School. Police say a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old are being held at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to a home on the 100 block of Annapolis Street East near the St. Paul airport, about 3:30 p.m. There they found a 17-year-old male who had suffered a gunshot wound. First responders attempted lifesaving measures but the teen was eventually declared dead on the scene. Several people who were inside the home at the time Jones-Morris was shot were brought to police headquarters, where they were interviewed by investigators.
If you wanted a visual to measure how concerned people in St. Paul are about the city's gun violence, you didn't need to look further than the Central Baptist Church Thursday night. Seats at the first of three community meetings to address what's been a record year for homicides involving guns in the city filled quickly. Mayor Melvin Carter hosted the meeting to gauge the community's feelings about the violence and get input on solutions. The meetings were prompted by what's been a record year for homicides involving guns. St. Paul Police say 25 of the city's 28 homicides in 2019 have involved firearms. The previous record was 18, set in 1992 and met again in 1995. The next community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Rice Recreation Center, 1021 Marion Street, St. Paul, MN 55117.
HealthPartners announced they are planning to close their retail pharmacies by early 2020, which will result in cutting 300 jobs. The locations of the 30 retail pharmacies include HealthPartners Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota and Stillwater Medical Group clinics, as well as the organization’s owned mail-order pharmacy operations. Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota and Stillwater Medical Group clinic pharmacies will close Jan. 20. The rest of the closures will be effective April 1.