Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mother, Boyfriend Arrested After 6-Year-old Shot in Head

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM

click to enlarge A six-year-old girl was shot in the head by another child in north St. Louis, police say. - IMAGE VIA TEKNORAT
  • Image via Teknorat
  • A six-year-old girl was shot in the head by another child in north St. Louis, police say.
A St. Louis woman and her boyfriend were taken into custody today after her six-year-old daughter was fatally shot in the head by another child, police say.

The little girl, Mi'Kenzie Bostic, was already dead when police arrived shortly at 1:30 a.m., authorities say. The 27-year-old mother and 31-year-old boyfriend told investigators they were asleep when she was shot, police say.

Three other kids — ages 9, 4 and 3 — were also in the home in the 6300 block of Minnie Avenue on the edge of the Walnut Park West neighborhood in northwest St. Louis. Police believe one of the kids got a hold of a gun and shot Mi'Kenzie.

The mother and boyfriend were being held this afternoon as police prepared to apply for arrest warrants. Their names were withheld pending charges.

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at or follow on Twitter at @DoyleMurphy.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation