St. Paul shooting deaths ruled homicide, suicide

Published 10:16 am Thursday, August 2, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have ruled the deaths of two friends found shot about a mile apart in St. Paul a homicide and a suicide.

A spokesman for the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office says 21-year-old Jordan Hughes was a homicide victim. Hughes was found with a gunshot wound in the Summit-University area on the night of July 24.

The medical examiner’s office ruled that 22-year-old Mandela Jackson committed suicide. Jackson was found dead about nine hours later in the Frogtown area.

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A St. Paul police spokesman tells the Star Tribune ( ) that authorities are still investigating whether Jackson was responsible for Hughes’ death.

The two men were basketball teammates at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis.