It used to be that the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) were a safe
Area, or so it was thought. It’s not now, and has not been for a long time.
And you know almost with 100% absolute, metaphysical certitude who
the assailants were, and who the victims were.
4 Teens Charged after Man with Gun Permit Kills Armed Robber in St. Paul
By Jennie Lissarrague
More details have been released about the moments leading up to an armed
robbery in St. Paul that left the 16-year-old suspect dead.
Four teens have been charged in connection to the incident: 16-year-old Donte Edward Foster of Woodbury, 17-year-old Malcolm James Devion Golden of St. Paul, 16-year-old Kendell Anthony Lewis of St. Paul and 16-year-old Nautica Delshaun Cox of St. Paul.
The alleged crimes started at 4:40 a.m. Friday, July 31, after a man reported that his silver sedan had been stolen from an alley behind his house. Two loaded guns were inside the vehicle, the victim reported.
Ten minutes later, police were called to the Cub Foods on Clarence Street in St.
Paul on a report that a man had been robbed at gunpoint at a nearby bus stop. He said a teen wearing a red and black long-sleeved shirt, tan pants and face mask ordered him to empty his pockets. The teen then left in a silver sedan.
At 10:26 p.m. that same day, police were called to Monument Park on Summit Avenue on a report of a shooting.
A man told police that he came to the bluffs to watch the blue moon, and he struck up a conversation with a woman sitting nearby. As they were chatting, a boy later identified as Golden approached them and asked to use his cellphone to call his mom. As the victim was standing up, another teen wearing a black mask pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and ordered him to empty his pockets.
The victim had a valid permit to carry and also took out his gun, shooting the suspect several times.
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The suspect was identified as 16-year-old Lavauntai Broadbent of West St. Paul, who died at the scene despite the man’s efforts to administer first aid. The woman who was sitting with the victim called 911 as the victim took off his shirt and tried to save Broadbent.