St. Paul police say man is dead after office shooting on Selby Ave.

Police outside W.A. Frost and Company
St. Paul authorities at Selby and Western avenues outside the building that contains the restaurant W. A. Frost and Company.
Tom Weber | MPR News

Updated: 8:50 p.m. | Posted: 5:56 p.m.

St. Paul police are looking for a shooting suspect after a man died in a second floor office in the building that houses the restaurant, W.A. Frost & Company.

Police say the man was found with apparent gunshot wounds after 4 p.m. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

As squad cars blocked the intersections of a stretch of Selby Avenue between Virginia Street and Western Avenue, people were evacuated from the large historic building and moved across the street. The neighborhood a few blocks from the St. Paul Cathedral is popular with restaurant, coffeehouse and bar-goers.

Some businesses decided to close for a time, police said.

"This neighborhood is a very safe neighborhood. People can feel confident coming down here," said St. Paul police spokesperson Sgt. Mike Ernster.

"This was an isolated, non-random incident."

Police are asking anyone with information leading to the suspect to contact them.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is working to determine an exact cause of death.

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