DAILYKENN.com -- Annamarie Wagener, age 41, was fatally shot in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Reports say the victim was shot six times on a public street. A least one person claimed to have witnessed the murder. Police provided no motive.
Arrested is Antoine Lorenzo Powell, 34. "Powell has an extensive criminal record in Minnesota that includes convictions for firearms, assault, controlled substances, drunken driving and other offenses," according to twincities.com.
There is no indication the suspect knew his victim. It appears to have been a random attack and robbery. The victim previously said she obtained a firearm and concealed carry permit due to the elevated crime rate of the area where she worked.
The suspect's arrest was reported November 24, 2020. The murder occurred September 3 just after 3:30 a.m.
Just after 3:30 a.m. on Sept 3, officers responded to the area of Arcade Street and Cook Avenue in St. Paul, where they found Annamarie Wagener, of St. Paul, with gunshot wounds to her leg and chest.St. Paul man charged in fatal shooting of 41-year-old woman on East Side, By Katrina Pross,Pioneer Press, twincities.com, PUBLISHED: November 24, 2020 at 1:10 p.m. | UPDATED: November 24, 2020 at 10:30 p.m.
Wagener was unconscious and not breathing when officers arrived, and despite medical intervention, she died at the scene. An autopsy revealed she had been shot six times, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot, a pause and then a burst of more gunshots.
Officers located six spent shell casings near where Wagener was found, and discovered that Wagener’s cellphone and handgun were missing. According to the complaint, Wagener had recently gotten a permit to carry a firearm and the gun because she didn’t feel safe in the area where she lived.
Officers spoke to a witness who saw Wagener standing by the 1000 block of Arcade Street. About five minutes later, the witness heard a gunshot. He then looked out his window and saw a man wearing a white baseball cap and a red shirt shoot Wagener, the complaint said.
He then saw Wagener move backward while the man continued to shoot her until she was on the ground. The man then snatched something from Wagener and fled the scene.
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