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Saint Paul Police provide update on double homicide investigation

Days after a child called 911 and reported that a man and woman were shot and killed inside a residence, Saint Paul Police provide an update.

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The Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) has provided an update on Tuesday’s double homicide. Officials stated that this case is currently being investigated as a murder-suicide by the Homicide Unit.

Yia Xiong, a 33-year-old male, had shot and killed Ka Lor, a 30-year-old female and then killed himself, according to officials. Both identifications were confirmed through the Ramsey County Medical Examiner. 

The Forensic Unit was able to recover a weapon from the scene and continue to process the evidence related to this case. SPPD are no additional suspects being sought at this time, and there is no known threat to the public. 

Both Yi and Ka are residents of Saint Paul and have been in a relationship for approximately 10 years, an investigation concluded. They are parents to five children, ages 2 years old to 9, who were present in the home during this incident. The children are currently safe with family. They received after-care resource referrals from the Homicide Unit, including Saint Paul Survivor Resources and the Midwest Children’s Resource Center.

This case remains under investigation

SPPD asks anyone experiencing domestic violence in their life to seek help and guidance from organizations such as Saint Paul Intervention Project, at 651-645-2824. 

SPPD asks anyone experiencing suicidal or harmful thoughts to seek help from mental health professionals such as Ramsey County Crisis Line at 651-266-7900.

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