Posted on February 23, 2022

Shooting at St. Paul Funeral Home Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Maury Glover, Fox 9, February 21, 2022

At the scene, police found four victims: a 28-year-old man who had been shot in the throat, a man in his 20s who had been grazed in the face by a bullet, a man in his 30s who had been shot in the neck, and a man in his 20s who was shot in the stomach, back, and a leg.

All the victims were rushed to the hospital where the 28-year-old man was ultimately pronounced dead. The man who was shot multiple times is currently listed in critical condition while the other two victims are being treated for their injuries.


“It’s just another tragedy on top of tragedy,” said community leader Tyrone Terrill. “We are at a point where we can’t even have a funeral in peace, so it’s sad. It’s extremely sad.”


“I can tell you there were multiple shooters. There were bullets flying around. It was a scary and dangerous situation,” said St Paul Police spokesperson Steve Linders.

Investigators say all four men were attending the funeral for 26-year-old Casanova Carter, who himself was shot to death, earlier this month. They also believe the shooting was gang-related and so far they haven’t made any arrests in either case.


This is the city’s 8th homicide of the year and community leaders say the violence has to stop.

“It used to be funerals were the safe place where you had respect. You had boundaries. It’s not happening,” said God Squad coordinator Rev. Darryl Spence.