Monday, July 19, 2010

Dawon Gipson: St. Louis Homicide No. 67; 16-Year-Old Shot on Lee Avenue

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Dawon Gipson was walking down his street early Saturday morning when he was shot to death in the chest and back.

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The shooting occurred aroun 1:45 a.m. near the corner of Lee and Clarence avenues in north St. Louis. Gipson was 16. His body was found minutes later by his mother.

"I knew he was dead when I looked at him," Kayla Murry, tells the Post-Dispatch. Murry says her son had been shot at before. Gipson was to enter his junior year at Beaumont High.

Gipson's murder occurred just across the street from where 51-year-old Darlene Noble was gunned down on May 18.

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