Gunfire on Friday morning claimed the lives of a St. Paul father and the two teenage daughters he doted on.It's like a horror parody of It's a Small World. White man marries Hispanic woman. He can't exactly warn his multiracial daughters of the dangers of multiracial romance, so his daughter mudsharks. Eighteen months later, everyone is dead.
The shooting at a Payne-Phalen apartment also left the girls’ mother clinging to life.
Immediately after the shooting, authorities began a frantic search for one of the victims’ daughter — an 18-month-old girl. Police found the toddler safe and arrested the man who was hiding with her in a shed not far from the apartment.
Police found another suspect in the case, Jeffrey Jamaile Taylor, 20, the father of the toddler, dead of a gunshot wound. He was discovered as officers canvassed a wooded area southeast of the original shooting scene. Police are investigating the circumstances of his death.
The man who was found in the shed, 19-year-old Jeffery Arkis Taylor, was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, and aiding and abetting murder and attempted murder.
Jeffrey J. Taylor and 19-year-old Maria Alana McIntosh, who was killed in the shooting, were the parents of the 18-month-old girl. Jeffrey J. Taylor and Jeffery A. Taylor were half-brothers.
The other homicide victims were Maria’s father, 47-year-old Wade Gordon McIntosh, and her 17-year-old sister, Olivia Felis McIntosh.
Thank God no one will ever be able to call them racist.
Punchline: this all happened in St. Paul, Minnesota, once one of the whitest, lowest-crime cities in the USA.