Friday, December 5, 2014

Victim and Assailant in Baseball Bat Murder Were Father and Son

Posted By on Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge Andrew Dunn, 31, of Garland, Texas, right, and the parking lot where the murder occurred. - MUGSHOT COURTESY ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE | GOOGLE MAPS
  • Mugshot courtesy St. Louis County Police | Google Maps
  • Andrew Dunn, 31, of Garland, Texas, right, and the parking lot where the murder occurred.

According to police, the man arrested for beating a 61-year-old victim to death in the parking lot of a south-county shopping center is the victim's son.

The attack occurred before 10 a.m. on Thursday in the parking lot at 7545 South Lindbergh. The St. Louis County Police Department identified 31-year-old Andrew Dunn as the person who lured Terry Dunn from his office at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education building where he worked. Andrew Dunn "removed a concealed metal bat from his person and repeatedly struck the victim in the head," according to police.

The younger Dunn is listed as living in Garland, Texas. Sgt. Brian Schellman tells Daily RFT in an email that police "believe he's been in town since Thanksgiving."

See also: St. Louis Teen Faces Murder Charge for Hammer Attack: Bosnian Community Mourns

Here's the full police narrative of the attack:

Andrew Dunn entered the State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education building located at 7545 S. Lindbergh to contact the victim, his father, Terry Dunn, 61 years old age, of the 16000 block of Forest Valley Drive in Ballwin, MO. Andrew Dunn had his father walk outside to the front parking lot. Once outside, Andrew Dunn removed a concealed metal bat from his person and repeatedly struck the victim in his head. The strikes to the victim's head stopped when witnesses on the parking lot began yelling at the suspect to stop. Andrew Dunn stopped striking his father, dropped the bat and sat down on the ground where he remained until officers arrived on the scene, where he was taken into custody without incident. Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

Andrew Dunn is still in police custody and is being held with no bond. He's been charged with armed criminal action and first-degree murder.

More as we learn it.

Email the author at Jessica.Lussenhop@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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