A 23-year-old Maplewood man who'd recently enlisted in the U.S. Army was shot and killed during a pre-dawn carjacking Wednesday in Sauget.
As the Belleville News-Democrat reports
this morning, Martin "Marty" Lampe
was sitting in a friend's car outside a walk-up liquor store on Mississippi Avenue around 3:30 a.m. yesterday when a man hopped in the driver seat.
The suspect shot Lampe twice in the stomach, kicked him out of the door
and sped off with the vehicle described as as a gold 2002 Chevrolet
Impala with 22-inch rims and tinted windows. (View surveillance camera
footage of the suspect here
The suspect remains at large.
Lampe was rushed to a hospital where he died. Lampe is a graduate of
Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School. The Major Case Squad is
assisting Sauget police
in the investigation.