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St. Paul Man Shot and Killed at Bar

A St. Paul man was shot and killed outside a bar in St. Paul's East Side early Saturday morning, reported the <u>Star Tribune.

Blaine Christofferson, 39, was shot Cherry Pit bar around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. After being shot he was transported to Regions Hospital where he was pronounced dead after a short period of time, according to Kare 11 News.

Two men who knew Christofferson connected with the killing are expected to be charged soon, according to police. Although they are not positive police are pretty sure this was not a random shooting but that the tho parties did know each other, according to Kare 11 News.

Christofferson was on the other end of a similar incident in 1989 only about a mile from were he was shot Saturday. He was convicted for his association with an armed robbery attempt that ended up with a drug dealer dead. He was charged along with three other men connected to the killing, which involved a dispute over money. Christofferson plead guilty to attempted aggravated robbery and serving two years in prison.

Jason Fyten, 25, is the son of the man shot in the 1989 incident. "I'm sorry it happened to him and it's too bad he didn't seem to change his life around so it didn't happen to him," Fyten said. (Star Tribune)