UPDATE: St. Paul police say assault victim found in Cottage Grove, 1 arrested

A Saint Paul Police spokesperson has confirmed that Hsa Law Yaw Say has been found at a hotel in Cottage Grove and an arrest has been made.


(KSTP) – Police are asking for the public’s help to find a woman who they believe was shot at during an assault Monday morning in the city’s Greater East Side neighborhood.

According to St. Paul police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Fellows Lane around 4 a.m. Monday for a report of shots being fired, with the caller stating about half a dozen gunshots were heard outside their home.

When officers arrived, they found evidence of a shooting and concluded that an 18-year-old St. Paul woman was shot at.

The woman, identified as Hsa Law Yaw Say, is being sought by police so they can check on her welfare.

In addition, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a missing person alert.

Authorities described her as 4-foot-11 and around 84 pounds, adding that she’s possibly wearing a black sweater or leather jacket, unknown color of jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the department’s homicide unit at 651-266-5650.

No other details were provided, other than police are continuing to investigate the incident.

This story first appeared on our sister station, KSTP TV.