Friday, January 4, 2013
Lamont Steward, St. Louis Homicide No. 1: Teen Shot in Chest on "Meet Me In St. Louis" Block
By Nicholas Phillips
on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM
laments in song
that the boy next door at 5133 Kensington Avenue
doesn't notice her.
Last night, that block of the city got attention for a much darker (and sadder) reason: That's where the city's first homicide of 2013 occurred.
Officers got a call about a "shooting" on the 5100 block of Kensington just after 6 pm Thursday evening. When they arrived, they found 19-year-old Lamont Steward dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Cops say detectives have already tracked down and arrested the suspects,
whom a spokeswoman describes as a juvenile black male and a 20-year-old
black male. She says no charges have yet been filed.
Fans of the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" will remember how Esther Smith (played by Judy Garland)