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 >>
Terrance Morgan, 41, is the 31st homicide victim in the city of St. Louis in 2013. Morgan, who lived on Stoddard Street in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood of north St. Louis, was found on the ground in a rear alley at around 5 p.m. yesterday, police say. Witnesses told police that they heard gu ... More >>
St. Louis metro police officers responded last night to calls of a shooting -- and when they arrived at the 4900 block of Arlington Avenue, they found a bloody scene. Police say that they located Julius Caldwell, the 34-year-old shooting victim, sitting inside the driver's seat of a parked car. He ... More >>
Police believe that a 21-year-old woman shot and killed Kelvin Houston, also 21, in North City over the weekend -- but she hasn't been charged. That's because witnesses weren't cooperating, police say, which means they didn't have enough information to charge her after her arrest and she isn't bei ... More >>
Last month, the mayor and the police chief of St. Louis promoted a new version of their hot-spot policing initiative, in which law enforcement officials target specific neighborhoods for broad clean-up efforts in the hopes of deterring future crime. First stop was the College Hill area, which has be ... More >>
A north St. Louis nightclub became a crime scene over the weekend when two men were shot and badly injured, police say. The site was the parking lot of Premier Lounge on Martin Luther King Drive near Hodiamont Avenue. And according to police, the two victims "heard gunshots and then felt pain." ... More >>
Over the past week, St. Louis-based political blogger Jim Hoft, a.k.a. Gateway Pundit, has caused a bit of an Internet stir by referring to Fred Phelps and his batshit-insane Westboro Baptist Church as a "left-wing cult."Left-wing? How could you possibly label a gay-bashing, abortion-hating, Obama-l ... More >>
Police say two women in their 20s were found shot to death in an apartment in the Oakmont Townhomes Complex in the 1600 block of Northwinds Drive. [UPDATE 12:17 p.m.: Police have identified the victims as Tasheerra Johnson, 29, and Claudia Williams, 30. The murders have been characterized by polic ... More >>
Megan Boken, 23, a native of the Chicago area, was shot to death on Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Maryland and Taylor avenues. Witnesses told police that Boken was in her car at 2:20 p.m. when a man either exited the vehicle or opened the door and fired two shots, hitting her in the ne ... More >>
An unidentified man has been declared a homicide victim after being found shot to death in a yard in the 4500 block of Davison Avenue Sunday evening. His body was discovered at 5 p.m. Police say the man appeared to be in his early 30s, but have released no further information. The investigation is o ... More >>
Police say a shootout that ran from Wellston to Saint Louis University Hospital sent one man to the hospital and a potential witness into hiding. According to the incident summary the victim, a 29-year-old black man, was parked on the lot of the Sav-A-Lot in the 3600 block of Page Boulevard when a d ... More >>
Five North City residents escaped serious injury last night in three reported shootings between 8 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. In the earliest incident, a 28-year-old black man and 27-year-old black woman were sitting in the 2000 block of East Alice Avenue in the College Hill neighborhood when they heard gunf ... More >>
Three people were seriously injured in an attack in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood last night. Police say a 22-year-old black woman was approached in the 2500 block of Hodiamont Avenue by a 19-year-old black man and two accomplices, a 25-year-old black man and a 24-year-old black woman.The 19-yea ... More >>
Details about James Holmes' lethal shooting rampage at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 movie complex continue to come to light at a rapid rate. The staff of Westword, our sister paper in Denver, has people on the scene of the shooting and at the var ... More >>
Police say a 56-year-old man in the Botanical Heights neighborhood was upset with some neighborhood kids shooting off fireworks last night, and he allegedly decided to fight fire with gunfire. The kids were riding bikes and lighting fireworks around 9:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of McRee Avenue, when ... More >>
An unidentified 46-year-old man is dead after being shot in the face in the 3600 block of Montana Street, and another man is in critical condition. Police found the two men in the street at roughly 3:30 a.m. The second man was shot numerous times in the face, chest and back. No further information h ... More >>
Police were called to the 5500 block of Page Boulevard in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood just after 9 p.m. last night for a reported shooting. Witnesses told them two men, both 23-year-old black men, were sitting on the front steps of a house when a group of people drove by in a gold or tan Toyot ... More >>
[UPDATE: Chester Romelle Woods, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the death of Daniil Maksimenko. He's being held on a $250,000 bond. Police are still searching for a second suspect. Original post follows.] Imo's delivery driver Danill Maksimenko, 22, was shot to dea ... More >>
Marvin Alexander, 40, and Damon Moore, 34, were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman early Sunday morning in a residential University City neighborhood north of Olive Boulevard.
Yvette Gray, a 44-year-old black woman, was shot to death outside her home in the Clinton-Peabody apartment complex (1400 Hickory Lane, above) at 10 p.m. last night. Gray and another woman were standing outside when a 26-year-old black male opened fire, hitting Gray in the abdomen and the second wom ... More >>
It was another wild night in North St. Louis Monday, with three more shootings in an eight-hour span. And once again, people who had nothing to do with the incidents end up getting shot.
Eugene Hoey, 25, was shot dead last night in the 4500 block of Adelaide Avenue by an unknown assailant. Police report that Hoey was walking down the street when another man approached him, and the two began arguing. Hoey was shot once in the head, and died at the scene. Police have no suspects at ... More >>
Charles Coates, a 41-year-old black man, was shot multiple times by the owner of the car he had just broken into at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 3900 block of North Grand Boulevard (above). According to the police report, the shooter was a 29-year-old black male. A second suspect, a 55-year-old blac ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch and other sources report that three men are now in custody and have been charged for their involvement in Robert W. McGartland's death. Jerry Shelton (18), T.J. Hill (19) and Michael Rosner (20) have all been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, among var ... More >>
A man who told police he was shot by persons looking for drugs just after midnight yesterday has died from his wounds.Darrell L. Leach was outside his home in the 1300 block of Montclair around 12:20 a.m. October 20 when he was shot in the hip. Police say that Leach, 25, told them that men in a g ... More >>
Police have made public the name of the pregnant woman shot dead yesterday in the parking lot of the WireWorks Lofts in Lafayette Square (below).Danielle Burnett-Famous, 29, was shot in the face around 5:30 p.m. and later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Her unborn child also died as a result ... More >>
Darnell Glover was standing on a front porch in the 5400 block of Genevieve Street (below) in the city's Walnut Park East neighborhood when he was shot dead Saturday night. The drive-by also sent a 31-year-old mother and her five-year-old daughter to the hospital.
St. Louis County police are investigating the murder of a 29-year-old woman shot dead inside her Flordell Hills home Saturday. Police arrived to the residence on Manette Drive around 10:20 p.m. July 16 to discover Lori Vaughn dead from gunshot wounds. As of yesterday, police knew of no motive in ... More >>
Anthony Eanes Jr., 21, died last night following a shooting in the 1100 block of South 14th Street (below) just south of downtown. St. Louis police say they were called to the scene around 11:11 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing Eanes collapse following the sound of gunshots but could provide no des ... More >>
The 4100 block of Nebraska -- the site of yet another shooting in Dutchtown.Two men were shot yesterday in separate incidents in St. Louis -- but both are expected to survive the attacks.In the first instance, a man in the 4100 block of Nebraska Avenue, at the intersection of Meramec, was shot in ... More >>
The 3100 block of Arsenal, where Lamar Howell was found dead in the street last night.Lamar Howell, 41, was shot and killed on the 3100 block of Arsenal, just a half-block west of Gravois, last night.Howell, who also lived on that block, was shot multiple times in the chest around 9:30 p.m. His b ... More >>
Sixteen-year-old Jessica Beckwith was shot to death yesterday morning in her home in the 3700 block of Roswell Avenue.Roswell is in the Boulevard Heights neighborhood of south St. Louis.Police say Beckwith's stepfather, Lawrence Verble, shot Beckwith and her mother before turning the gun on himse ... More >>
Police got a call for shots fired Wednesday night and arrived at the 4900 block of Ashby, near Bellefontaine Cemetery, around 10:35 p.m. They found 51-year-old Mark Allen Booker, shot several times in the chest and back. 4900 block of Ashby, where Mark Allen Booker died of gunshot wounds.Witnesse ... More >>
Police shot an armed man near the 4800 block of Maffitt, in north St. Louis.Responding to reports of a string of armed robberies in north St. Louis just before midnight last night, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department faced gunfire from one suspect -- and shot another in the lower back.Th ... More >>
St. Louis police are still trying to piece together who exactly killed 26-year-old Emmett Terry on Tuesday. Terry allegedly broke through a door along this stretch of Oregon just before he was shot.
Police are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a patron at the Peek-A-Boo Club in Brooklyn, Illinois, around 4 a.m. this morning. According to reports, a man was kicked out of the strip club for fighting. That same man allegedly returned to the club with the gun and shot two men in the ... More >>
kmov.comRanisha ColeSt. Louis police have arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion that he was one of the people who fired upon a group of teenagers congregating in front of a north city nightclub Christmas night. According to reports, hundreds of teenagers began arriving outside Club Pulse, 8370 ... More >>
Michael "Mac" Hayes Jr. was shot dead Saturday night inside his apartment in the 4500 block of Alice Avenue (below) in north St. Louis. Police found the victim shot in his neck in the bedroom. According to reports, Hayes had returned to his apartment around 9 p.m. December 18 to find the burglars ... More >>
Robert Rucker, 20, was shot dead last night at the intersection of Glasgow and Benton in north St. Louis. St. Louis police report that Rucker was driving a car northbound on Glasgow around 5:13 p.m. when a red sedan -- possibly a Pontiac -- pulled up along side his vehicle and began firing.
Ladon GrissomThe St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has charged 26-year-old Ladon Grissom with the shooting deaths of two men gunned down Saturday evening in north city. As reported earlier this week, Terrence Snipes, 46, and Demetrius Hewlett, 41, had just left a residence in the 4200 block of ... More >>
Seventeen-year-old Rahmel McNeil was shot dead in broad daylight Friday around 1:19 p.m. in the Vandeventer Neighborhood of north St. Louis. According to accounts, McNeil was part of an argument involving two groups of teenagers and young men in the 4000 block of West Belle Place (above). McNeil ... More >>
Dawon Gipson was walking down his street early Saturday morning when he was shot to death in the chest and back. 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.
Mario Williams, 29, was found shot to death last night in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood of north St. Louis. Police discovered Williams body around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3800 block of Kennerly. View Larger MapWilliams, of the 6100 block of Bermuda in Normandy, had been shot multiple times and w ... More >>
Police HandoutMario ColemanThe St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office last night issued 12 warrants against 22-year-old Mario Coleman for yesterday's robbery turned homicide. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Monday when Coleman and a 16-year-old accomplice allegedly held up an off-duty St. Louis ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFor the second time this month, a man was shot at the Brooklyn strip club the Pink Slip, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. This time the shooting was not deadly. Details are scarce but here's the rub:A St. Louis man was shot inside a nightclub early Sunday.According to I ... More >>
A 30-year-old woman was shot to death just outside Eat-Rite Diner (622 Chouteau Avenue) Sunday. My colleague Chad Garrison has the details at the Daily RFT:Police have identified the woman shot to death outside the Eat-Rite diner early Sunday night. Shevette Chambers, 30, ate at the popular restaura ... More >>
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