Dekoda Galtney identified as St. Paul homicide victim

Dekoda Galtney has been identified as the man killed in a shooting last night in St. Paul. Galtney, 24, was fatally shot around 6:30 p.m. last night.

After the shooting, which took place at 4th Street East and Bates Avenue, Galtney's friends rushed him to the emergency room and Regions Hospital, but he was beyond saving. As many as six shots were fired, according to witnesses at the scene.

St. Paul Police have arrested a 24-year-old man whom police say is connected with Galtney's murder.

Nicholas Kruse was arrested driving near the scene of the shooting, and booked into Ramsey County Jail on pending charges as an accomplice in the murder, the Pioneer Press reports.

Galtney was a father of three, according to KSTP.

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