Man pleads guilty to deadly shooting in St. Paul house

By | April 18, 2024

By Trend News Line 2024-04-18 00:26:23.

Man Convicted for Fatally Shooting Another Man and Holding Family Hostage in St. Paul Home

A man named Tevon Antolwon King, 28, was convicted on Wednesday for breaking into a St. Paul home and barricading himself inside with the family still present after he fatally shot another man at a nearby residence. King pleaded guilty to one count each of second-degree murder and first-degree burglary with a dangerous weapon.

Details of the Incident

The incident occurred on the 1100 block of White Bear Avenue just after midnight on June 7, 2023. police were called to reports of a man breaking into a home and holding residents hostage. The SWAT team was called in, and after using a P.A. system to call for residents to exit the home, five people were able to flee.

King’s mother informed the police that he was experiencing a mental health crisis exacerbated by drug use. The officers eventually entered the home around 3 a.m. and found King near an empty 9mm handgun in the basement. They arrested him, and two people were still inside the home at the time.

Connection to Another Shooting

Later that morning, police were called to another residence on the same block where they found a man dead from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as 36-year-old James Harmon of St. Paul. A criminal complaint stated that Harmon was found in his basement, wrapped in covers with signs of blood on the sheets.

King claimed he did not know whose house he was in that night and did not recognize Harmon or his roommate. He described waking up on a trampoline and hearing a dog howling. Despite this, he was able to provide details about the layout of Harmon’s home. King’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 5.

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Resources for Mental Health Support

If you or someone you know is in need of help, you can call 988 to reach a trained crisis counselor. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) also offers resources online for those seeking assistance.

Riley Moser, a digital line producer at WCCO.com, covered this story. She often reports on breaking news and feature stories and received an honorable mention in sports writing from the Iowa College Media Association in 2022..

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