ST. PAUL — St. Paul police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man who they believe may have bled out after injuring himself punching through a window.

Police were called to the 800 block of Edmund Avenue shortly after midnight on Saturday, April 17, in the city’s Frogtown neighborhood on a report of a domestic assault.

The victim, a woman, told dispatchers that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend who was armed with a handgun.

The woman had broken free from the boyfriend and had run to a neighbor’s house to call for help. The woman said the boyfriend had followed and was trying to break into the neighbor’s house.

When police arrived, the boyfriend was gone. The woman stated that he was angry with her about a phone call and had accused her of lying to him. She said he had pinned her down, choked her and put a gun to her head.

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Sometime during the assault, a friend of the victim arrived at the house to check on her. The victim told police her boyfriend pointed the gun at her friend and told her to leave.

Shortly after, the victim freed herself and ran to the neighbor’s house.

By the time officers arrived, the boyfriend was no longer there, but a large pool of blood was found in front of the house and one of the porch windows had been broken out.

Officers located the man’s vehicle about three blocks east of the victim’s residence.

The man had crashed his car into a parked vehicle and was found dead inside the car. Investigators believe he severed an artery when he broke the glass window and died from loss of blood.

His name has not yet been released.

The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The neighbor, who asked not to be named, said the fight was unusual and that the couple seemed to be happy.

“We’re just so sorry for our neighbor,” he said. “We care about her and her family, and we care about him, and I don’t know what got him to that point to get so angry.”