1 killed in shooting on University Avenue West in St. Paul: Police

St. Paul police at the scene of a fatal shooting on the 400 block of University Avenue West.  (FOX 9)

Editors note: Authorities have confirmed the victim is 30-year-old Alfonzo Armstead. 

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Police are investigating after a man was gunned down outside a St. Paul grocery store in broad daylight on Wednesday.

The St. Paul Police Department said the shooting happened on the 400 block of University Avenue West shortly after 3 p.m. Our crews at the scene found police investigating in front of a grocery store/smoke shop along University at Arundel Street.

Police say they responded to calls of shots fired and a victim lying in the road. At the scene, they found a man who had been shot. He was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers are working to determine what led up to the shooting. Investigators say a police sergeant responding to the shooting spotted and arrested a potential suspect in the death.