Daughter shot in leg in North St. Paul; mother at large - KMSP-TV

North St. Paul mother at-large after shooting daughter in leg

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

North St. Paul police are searching for a mother wanted in the shooting her adult daughter during an alcohol-fueled domestic disturbance early Sunday morning, Feb. 9.

Police have a warrant for the arrest of 35-year-old Tonya Raleigh, who remains at large.

Officers were called to the area of 12th Avenue and McKnight Road in North St. Paul just before 5 a.m. Sunday where they found Raleigh and her daughter, who had a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Monday morning, investigators confirmed Raleigh was the one who pulled the trigger.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or Tonya Raleigh's whereabouts is asked to call 651-767-0648.

STANDOFF STARTLES NEIGHBORHOOD

"I would have never expected to wake up, to have a huge gun hang out of my window, and police in military uniform in my kitchen," Jaci Glines admitted.

Glines and her family were surprised when police came knocking and asked to use her home as a lookout point to get eyes on the building where the shooting took place.

"I heard a lot of screaming and commotion, and I jumped out of bed," said a neighbor who witnessed the victim's escape.

The woman who was shot fled the apartment with her boyfriend, and the two wound up about a block away.

"She fell to the ground," the witness confirmed. "He called 911 and told 911 his girlfriend had been shot."

SWAT TEAM EVACUATIONS

That neighbor continued to say the man pleaded with emergency officials to arrive quickly because he feared she would bleed to death. When police did arrive, they had a SWAT team with them and began evacuating the area.

"The kids were a little shaken," Glines told Fox 9 News. "They didn't know what was going on. They thought we were in trouble."

Police spent hours trying to contact the woman in the bitter cold, but in the end, they found the building empty.

"It's very difficult. The officers need to take safety precautions because any exposed skin is prone to frostbite quickly," Capt. Dustin Nikituk said.

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