*Update* Homicide Suspect Chased, Arrested in Harris

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 11:30 am

A high speed chase covering 40-miles ended at the I-35 exit in Harris Tuesday morning with a homicide suspect in custody.  Police arrested David Nelson Jr. , 27, of St. Paul, who is wanted in connection with a shooting this weekend in St. Paul.

Sgt. Paul Schnell with the St. Paul Police Department details the chase.

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Nelson is one of two people suspected of  shooting Robert Flores, 38, of St. Paul at the 400 block of Case Avenue in St. Paul.  Two others are listed in critical condition.

Schnell on the murder investigation:

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Schnell says multiple agencies responded to the chase which started in St. Paul, ending in Harris around 3:30 a.m.  Nelson was driving a 1997 GMC Yukon. One other vehicle was involved, but the driver, Derrick Hagen, 29, of Oakdale suffered no injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Maplewood Police used K-9 dogs who bit Nelson.  They also used a taser to make the arrest.

St. Paul, Maplewood, and Forest Lake Police, Minnesota State Patrol, and Washington, Ramsey, and Chisago County Sheriff’s officers assisted in the pursuit.

Nelson is being held at the Ramsey County Jail and is booked on probable cause charges.

1 Comment

  1. Patricia Rutherford 07/30/09 at 9:04pm

    Nelson is a real dumb ass. he should be put away for life. he tried to sell my grandson drugs and he was a bad guy in the neighborhood. I hope he rots in hell… He is on drugs, sells it to kids and a real pain in the ass in the neighborhood
    Patty Rutherford.

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