Alleged home intruder shot by resident calls 911 to report that he’s dying; police arrest man and woman for 2nd-degree murder

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A man and a woman were arrested by Minnesota police after an alleged home intruder was shot and killed at their home in St. Paul early Monday morning.

The St. Paul Police Department said that the woman who lived at the home in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood called 911 to report a home intruder. While she was on the phone with police, a man got on the call and told police he had shot the intruder numerous times on their front porch.

The man who was shot also called police and told them that he was dying. He did not respond to questions and the call went silent, according to police.

When police arrived at the residence on Englewood Avenue at about 1:45 a.m., they found the man with gunshot injuries on the porch.

The man was transported to Regions Hospital where he was later declared dead. On Tuesday, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as 35-year-old Drew Johnson.

Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said that the couple refused to be interviewed by police about the incident. After investigating the matter, police arrested the man and woman on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The couple were booked into the Ramsey County jail and later released. The man is 30 years old while the woman is 35 years old.

The woman initially told police on the 911 call that she knew the man who was allegedly trying to break into her home.

Investigators said in a statement that they are “working to determine the circumstances that led to this shooting.”

Police said the shooting death was the 32nd homicide in the city so far this year. Last year, there were 40 homicides in St. Paul.

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

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