St. Paul Police investigating third homicide in one-week period

A man is in custody in connection to the death of his wife

Sloane Martin
August 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm

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A 59-year-old man is in custody in connection to the death of his wife in St. Paul -- the city's third homicide this week.

St. Paul Police says officers were called to the 1400 block of Payne Avenue at 10 a.m. Saturday for a call of a house fire. They discovered a woman who was "gravely injured" and pronounced dead at the scene.

Dah Eh Ray was found in the house and arrested. He is in custody at the Ramsey County Jail.

Officials did not release a cause of death or identify the victim.

Last week, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday, Aug. 12 and four days later a 26-year-old man was fatally shot. Officers made an arrest in the first shooting, but are still trying to find the person or people responsible for the second.