ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police in St. Louis are searching for five men after a woman was killed during a robbery.
The crime happened Monday night. Police say 39-year-old Glenda Jackson and two others were robbed at gunpoint by five assailants. One of the suspects shot Jackson in the chest as she tried to take back the stolen property.
The suspects ran from the scene. Jackson was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
UPDATE: The identity of a woman shot and killed overnight in Jennings has been released.
Police say 32-year-old Antoinetta Davis was found dead from a gunshot wound. A suspect is in custody after six children inside the home ran to police for help just before 2:00am Monday.
According to police, officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of Florence Pl. around 1:55 a.m. after the victim’s children reported their mother had been injured.
Police said when they arrived, officers found Davis dead from a gunshot wound.
Authorities said the six children, all preteens, were inside the home when the shooting happened.
A 40-year-old suspect, an ex-boyfriend of the victim and father of some of the children, turned himself into Justice Services in Clayton around 5 a.m.
It is unknown if the children witnessed the murder, but police say some of them found the body.
Authorities said more information would be released as the investigation continues.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Sgt. Gary Wiegert is a lobbyist for Show-Me Cannabis, which wants Missouri to allow the regulated sale of marijuana. Wiegert also lobbies for the St. Louis Tea Party.
Police Chief Sam Dotson released a statement saying Wiegert is not representing the department and Wiegert's comments "are his own and not what is expected of our officers."
Wiegert is a former president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association. Messages left for Wiegert weren't immediately returned.
Samual Andres of O'Fallon, Missouri was taken by his grandmother Donna Andres the day after Christmas. Donna has refused to return the child to his mother and police have been unable to find her.
Anyone who believes they have seen either Samual or Donna Andres is asked to call the police.
Michael Wood was charged Wednesday for felony stealing. Wood, a 10-year-veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, was serving as an officer in the North County Precinct when he resigned in November.
Jerrmaine Lacy has accused officer Charles Proctor of using excessive force during an arrest in July at Lumiere Place Casino. Lacy says the officer choked him and slammed his head into a squad car bumper.
The department's internal affairs division has recommended the firing of Proctor, a nine-year veteran. The hearing is expected to run through Thursday.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lacy was arrested on four outstanding warrants of trespassing and failure to appear in court. The arrest was prompted by a letter to police chief Sam Dotson from Proctor's attorney, Chet Pleban.
Dotson says the arrest is separate from the hearing.
Cara Ascencio was last seen on January 31 after leaving a family member's home. Her family tells police she does not have a cell phone or access to money. Cara suffered a brain injury and has other mental health issues, leaving her with diminished mental capacity. She is a white woman, five-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink parka coat, blue jeans, knee high black boots and was carrying a white purse.
Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Peters Police.
Police believe the incident started about 4:30 p.m. at North Kingshighway and Natural Bridge Avenue when two men in a burgundy Ford Fusion fired shots at another car.
A short time later, police were called to North Broadway and Pine after shots were reported in the area. They arrived to find a silver car that had crashed, and bullet holes in the window of a nearby job placement center.
The 25 year old man who'd been driving the silver car was arrested. Police are still looking for the men in the burgundy Ford.
Witnesses told police that Roberson had been brawling with another man and then pulled a gun, firing at least one shot into the air.
St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole says two St. Louis police officers had been patroling nearby when they heard the shot. When arrived, the officers ordered Roberson to drop his gun, but instead he turned and pointed the weapon at police. O'Toole says both officers fired several shots, striking Roberson. The North County man later died at the hospital.
Mardi Gras Inc. spokesman Mack Bradley praised the officers for acting appropriately. Both officers had been working for Mardi Gras Inc. under a secondary employment agreement allowing police to work extra jobs during their off hours. Both are veterans with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, one with 22 years on duty and the other with 33 years on the force. Both have been placed on routine administrative leave.
This is the first fatal shooting in the Soulard festival's 34 year history.
St. Louis police reported that 80 people were arrested during the Mardi Gras celebrations in Soulard Saturday. Seventy-six of them were juveniles arrested for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Police say Terry Culberson shot 55-year-old Dorothy Hall several times. Officers responded to the house at 5:15 PM after being called to check in on the woman. That is where they found her body. During their investigation, police learned that Culberson had made threats against Hall and her family on Monday.
Culberson has a previous conviction for assault with intent to kill and should be considered armed and dangerous.