A mother from Columbia, Illinois, was killed early Sunday morning around 3:30 a.m. after a suspected drug buy in south St. Louis. Carrie Shaw
, 40, was shot several times while entering the southbound Interstate 55 ramp off South 7th Street. Her car crashed following the shooting. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. View Larger Map
Police suspect that Shaw had just purchased drugs
near South Broadway and Chouteau Avenue. Her family, meanwhile, disputes that claim
Shaw leaves behind a son and a husband whose served more than one tour
of duty in Iraq. Anyone with information regarding this crime can leave
an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.