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Teen Shot on Bus Route 74

Summed up by: Rachele Cermak

Shortly after midnight Sunday a 16-year-old St. Paul boy was shot in the chest and killed aboard bus route 74 by 5th Street East and Sibley Street. The shooting was the outcome of a fight that had broken out between the individuals earlier in the night.

Earl Freeman's relatives were awaiting his arrival to a family barbecue in St. Paul Eastside.

Jerome P. Cross, 17, of St. Paul, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree murder in the death of Earl Freeman.

In a statement by Metro Transit they said security measures will be increased since nothing is more important to them than their customers' safety
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"We're hiring more police officers, increasing our on-board police presence on vehicles, improving our on-board camera system and continuing to work with our law enforcement partners."