Victim identified in St. Paul shooting

by Megan Gosch

The victim of a fatal shooting has been identified as a 21-year-old St. Paul man, according to the Star Tribune.

Marcelis Lamar Stafford was shot around 10 p.m. Saturday, on the 300 block of Ruth Street, in a parking lot behind the Hillsberry 94 Apartments complex.

Stafford was brought to Regions Hospital by acquaintances around 10:45 p.m., according to Howie Padilla, St. Paul police spokesman. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital, the Pioneer Press reported.

While the shooting is still under investigation, investigators do not think that the crime was a random act.  No arrests have been made in relation to the case at this point.