A seventeen-year-old boy was stepping onto a Metro bus in north St. Louis Monday when another teen fired several rounds and struck him in the shoulder, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police.
Even after an eighteen-year-old robbery victim turned over all his belongings during a stick-up Sunday night, the thief left him with two parting gifts: bullet holes in both hands. St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating the robbery and assault that occurred around 11:45 p.m. Sunday near Th ... More >>
Clem Russell, a nineteen-year-old from south city, was just one of the four people in St. Louis City shot in three separate shootings in a two-hour stretch Saturday night. But he's the only one who didn't make it out alive. Russell was gambling with friends in the alley behind the 3500 block of Pe ... More >>
Centreville mayor Marius Jackson was hospitalized Tuesday after two robbery suspects crashed into his car during a high-speed chase with police.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a cutting at a gas station in the 4200 block of South Grand Boulevard, across the street from Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Sunday morning. The 23-year-old unnamed victim told police he was at a gas station at 6:30 a.m. when the suspect approached him an ... More >>
On a rare warm night during a tough winter, three shootings left three men dead just a few minutes apart and put a 16-year-old in the hospital. Here's a breakdown of the three incidents Sunday night:
A 19-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the head downtown by an unknown gunman, according to police. The man and another 19-year-old were stopped at a red light around 1:15 a.m. Monday morning at N. 10th Street and Convention Plaza after a party at the Ramada Inn.
Wednesday kept homicide detectives busy with two murders -- a stabbing and a shooting -- in twelve hours. St. Louis police are investigating the stabbing death of an unknown woman found in the middle of the day lying in the driveway of an apartment building.
Two north-city men died after being shot in the face in unrelated incidents Tuesday, according to police. Tom A. Jones, Jr., a 36-year-old black man, was found in a running car in the 1500 block of Cass Avenue. He had gunshot wounds in his face, the side of his head, shoulder, chest and side. He wa ... More >>
Five violent incidents since Friday left six dead in metro St. Louis, bringing the total homicide count to 88 this year. At this time last year the count was 97. The killings started at 12:05 a.m. on Friday when officers were called to an address on the 7500 block of Vermont Avenue. There they fou ... More >>
This was a terribly violent weekend in several parts of St. Louis, starting on the 3900 block of North Florissant Avenue at 2:25 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, four people were standing outside in an area adjacent to an apartment complex when some ... More >>
Police say that a man in his twenties approached a teenager in south St. Louis over the weekend and asked him for a cigarette. The seventeen-year-old male responded that it would cost him 35 cents -- a reply which apparently angered the man, who then followed the teen into a store in the Carondole ... More >>
The St. Louis County Police Department is looking for help in identifying two suspects involved in an apparently very disturbing abduction attempt. In a wanted bulletin issued late last week, police say that at around 9 p.m. on Friday, August 23, an adult woman was going for a walk in Affton aroun ... More >>
Updated*: At around 1 a.m. this morning, St. Louis county police and firefighters responded to a house fire in south county after, cops say, a thirteen-year-old girl escaped and ran to a neighbor's house asking for help. The girl, identified as Mia Gapsch, told police that three other people -- al ... More >>
On Saturday at around 11:30 a.m., two young men approached a 51-year-old man sitting on his front porch in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood, cops say. Metro police say the two unknown suspects demanded money from the older man who told them he didn't have any cash on him. This allegedly prompte ... More >>
Believe it or not, there's been another damaging smash-and-grab burglary in St. Louis -- during a night that also apparently involved reports of more than a dozen car break-ins throughout the city. The latest smash-and-grab victim is a pawn shop called Sam Light Loans on Olive Street in midtown -- ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we reported on a drive-by shooting in north St. Louis that sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries. Our original coverage is below. New reports today reveal that the individuals targeted in this shooting are the grieving family members of Tyrese Short, the nine-yea ... More >>
Last night, a 42-year-old man attacked four women with a screwdriver, according to St. Louis police officials. Cops were called to the Walnut Park West neighborhood in north St. Louis just after 7 p.m. and found four women suffering from injuries apparently related to a screwdriver assault inciden ... More >>
Update: A nineteen-year-old St. Louis man who was shot in the head while driving over the weekend has died, police announced this morning. Our original coverage of the shooting incident is below. Police have identified the victim as Marcel Cornell, who lived on Horton Place in the West End neighbo ... More >>
A 40-year-old man who witnessed a car crash last night in north St. Louis called police and approached a vehicle to see if the driver was doing okay. A short while later, cops say, a group of suspects approached him -- and attacked. As the victim walked away from the assault, he noticed there was ... More >>
A ten-year-old St. Louis boy lost four fingers over the weekend when a firework he was holding in his hand exploded, police say. The injuries sent him to the hospital and the bomb and arson unit of the police department is now investigating the incident. The explosion, police say, happened at th ... More >>
Update below: A seventeen-year-old male who fled the scene of a crash that killed a two-year-old boy Sunday night has turned himself in, St. Louis county cops say. Charges are expected later today. Our original coverage of the accident is below. Police spokesman Randy Vaughn tells Daily RFT that t ... More >>
After an incredibly violent Monday night in St. Louis, metro police officers were busy again yesterday evening responding to several dangerous calls from the streets. One cop faced a hail of bullets from a driver at around the same time that another cop, in a separate incident, was injured in a poli ... More >>
Another teenager has fallen victim to gun violence in north St. Louis county. Police announced this morning that Tavelle Coleman, seventeen, was shot and killed last night by shots fired from a vehicle passing outside a residence. There were eight others inside the home on the 10400 block of Duke ... More >>
Update: The St. Louis metropolitan police department today identified the latest homicide victim in the city's College Hill neighborhood. Our original coverage is below. Michael Goodlow, a 47-year old man who lived on the of 1100 block of Linton Avenue, was shot and killed last week in the middle ... More >>
Last night, three young teenage boys were shot in the Carr Square neighborhood and taken to a local hospital where they are all in serious condition. Two of the shooting victims are fourteen years old, and the other is fifteen years old. One of the victims told police he knew the suspect -- but ... More >>
Police say that a 44-year-old man suffered burns on his face and chest from a fire over the weekend, which occurred in the basement kitchen of a boarding house in the Shaw neighborhood. The victim, however, was "evasive" in detailing how he was burned, police say. And that might be because the e ... More >>
A 34-year-old man leaving a St. Louis nightclub in midtown early this morning was walking to his friend's car when he heard gunshots. He bent down to the ground to shield himself, police say, but when he stood up again, he felt a sharp pain. He had been shot in the face. Was this a random shoo ... More >>
Soon, it may be really easy to locate Belleville, Illinois, resident Robin Wheeler's house on Google Maps' "Street View." Just look for a handcuffed dude and some cops! Wheeler was sitting on her porch in her pajamas yesterday morning minding her own business, when two cop cars stopped on her stree ... More >>
Last month, we told you about a 22-year-old suspect who St. Louis police say asked a woman for her number -- and then decided to rob her at gunpoint when she declined. Today, we bring you the story of a sixteen-year-old boy who allegedly assaulted the girl he wanted to date -- after "aggressively" ... More >>
It's not clear exactly what happened in a Saturday afternoon shootout -- but after an investigation, St. Louis police say they determined that a sixteen-year-old who sustained injuries had shot himself in the leg with his friend's gun. No charges have been issued at this point. Police say that a ... More >>
What is it with hammer fights in St. Louis? And violent disputes related to cigarettes? Last month, we reported on an argument about a cigarette in which one man allegedly smashed a glass plate over another man's head. That same week, in a separate incident, an apparently angry handyman was accuse ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The best dive bars in ... More >>
All for a cigarette?! St. Louis metro police say that a a 33-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were arguing over a cigarette last night, when the dispute escalated and turned violent. The older man then allegedly broke a glass plate over the younger man's head. And stabbed him. Yikes.
Last night, five men attempted to rob another man on the 5200 block of Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis police say. When the man refused to give up his belongings, one of the suspects reportedly pulled out a gun and fired at him. The victim, however, also had a gun on him -- and began firing back ... More >>
Some sort of disagreement over handiwork prompted one man to attack another man with a hammer in a fight that quickly escalated into a full-on gun battle, according to St. Louis metro police officials. In what could be the strangest incident of violence that we've heard about all week (and there i ... More >>
This is the kind of really random crime that may make you want to just stay inside. St. Louis metro police say that an unknown male walked up to a bus stop near Fairground Park this week and began "randomly slashing a box-cutter at the individuals at the stop." The authorities got word of the inc ... More >>
Update: St. Louis metro police have just released the identity of a woman who was found strangled to death in an alleyway this week. Our original coverage is below. 47-year-old Aretha Robinson, who lived on the 4500 block of Natural Bridge Avenue, is the homicide victim who was abandoned on South ... More >>
Taking hatred of the snowstorm to a whole new level? We'll admit that one of the worst parts about snow in March is the agony of driving through this weather, and we can only imagine how horrible it would be to get in a collision. But gun violence is not the answer! St. Louis police say that a 4 ... More >>
A candlelight vigil in north St. Louis turned violent when three women got into a physical fight -- eventually prompting two men to fire multiple gunshots, police say. It's unclear what exactly caused the altercation at the intersection of Riverview Boulevard and Veronica Avenue and what role the ... More >>
St. Louis police say an investigation into a weekend stabbing is ongoing -- but our guess is it's not likely to go very far. That's because the victim, a 57-year-old man, doesn't remember where he was or who might have assaulted him. In fact, he didn't even realize he was stabbed until his sister ... More >>
There's a flasher in Creve Coeur -- and he's choosing some strange locations to whip it out. At least that's based on the report sent out yesterday from the Creve Coeur Police Department, which references two separate incidents of exposure -- that officials say can likely be traced back to the sam ... More >>
Police say Garland Carter, 52, was shot and killed yesterday on Warne Avenue in the College Hill area -- just a few days after the mayor's office and the metro police department launched a targeted anti-crime effort in this part of the city. As we reported yesterday, the city has launched a "hot-s ... More >>
A 53-year-old woman was asleep in her bedroom on Tuesday morning when, police say, her door alarm went off. She woke up and heard voices of men inside her home. When she exited her bedroom on the fourth floor, she saw three men in hoodies walking up the stairs toward her. That's when she alleg ... More >>
It was a violent weekend in the City of St. Louis -- with a total of three separate homicides in what has been a bloody first month of 2013 with the murder count of the year now up to fourteen. All three victims were black men. There aren't a whole lot of details in any of these investigations - ... More >>
If you're going to watch the Redbirds destroy the San Francisco Giants today, we have some good news: Parking at certain metered spaces around Busch stadium will be free of charge. See our map on the following page. The shaded area is the free zone.
Google MapsA reader contacted Gut Check via Twitter with word that Taste of India (3279 Hampton Avenue; 314-646-8488) might be closed. The restaurant wasn't open for its regular lunch hours when I visited today. The reader said it has been this way for "weeks."The restaurant's phone number remain ... More >>
Google MapsA couple of the turn-of-century homes in Compton Heights, some of which can go for as low as $200,000, according to This Old House.This Old House magazine shines a spotlight on St. Louis this month, singling out the Compton Heights neighborhood as one of the best bargains in the countr ... More >>
Happy birthday, Mr. Mayor!Looks like the whiz-kids out at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA haven't worked out all the bugs yet.According to Google Maps, the adult performance agency "Life of the Party" sits right in the middle of Market Street between City Hall and Soldier's Memorial. (L ... More >>