Charles Coates: St. Louis Homicide No. 16; Shot After Breaking into A Car

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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 black male, then drove the shooter's car from the scene, but was later apprehended.

Coates died at an area hospital. Police continue to investigate.

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