Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Red-Light Cameras Catch Shooting, Car Crash in the Delmar Loop; Suspect Flees in Stolen Car

Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 8:45 AM

The victim's car heads to the left into oncoming traffic. - IMAGES VIA YOUTUBE
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  • The victim's car heads to the left into oncoming traffic.

Red-light cameras caught a shooting in the Loop Sunday evening that left a 21-year-old man in critical condition with gunshot wounds in his back.

An unknown shooter in a black SUV opened fire on the car stopped on southbound Skinker Boulevard around 7 p.m., hitting the driver and causing him to back into the SUV before hurling forward and crashing into westbound traffic on Delmar Boulevard.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police are now searching for the suspect seen in the video crawling out of the back of the vicitm's car like something out of The Fast and the Furious, checking that the coast is clear and hobbling away. He stole a car and fled, leaving a 9mm and illegal narcotics behind, police say.

Red-light cameras at the intersection of Skinker and Delmar boulevards caught the incident, starting after the gunshots. The victim's car swerves into oncoming traffic on Delmar Boulevard, sending pedestrians scrambling for the sidewalk and pushing two other cars to run the red light to escape.

Police are asking for help identifying the man in the video who runs away from the scene. Tips that lead to arrest are eligible for a $1,000 reward. Call the anonymous line at 866-371-TIPS with information.

Continue reading for a play-by-play breakdown of the shooting, with images from the red-light-camera footage.

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