A senseless murder in a neighborhood near downtown St. Louis.
Police say a man was shot several times when he went to answer a knock on the back door of his apartment. 35-year-old Mark Wells lived in the apartment at Samual Shepard and Leffingwell--several blocks northeast of Harris-Stowe University--with some of his kids. When he went to answer the door, police believe several suspects shot through the door and killed him.
Two of his boys were asleep upstairs when the shooting occurred. Evidence points towards multiple guns being used.
Police have no suspects and ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers 1-866-371-TIPS.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 120 years for a deadly apartment shooting.
St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael David sentenced 36-year-old Donnell Rivers Friday for first-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
The Post-Dispatch reports that Rivers fired into the apartment multiple times in December 2010, killing 26-year-old Cynthia Williams. None of the other three people in the apartment were hurt.
A statement from Williams' mother was read during the hearing. The statement said that Rivers "should never be allowed to hurt anyone else." An assistant circuit attorney also said that Rivers had been placed on parole four months before the shooting.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a 35-year-old man with a history of domestic violence killed his wife and son before fatally shooting himself.
The Post-Dispatch reports that the man cut lawns for his landlord. When the man didn't show up for work Saturday, the landlord went to the south St. Louis home that the family recently moved into and found the bodies.
The man's 26-year-old wife and 3-year-old child had been shot multiple times. Police didn't immediately release their names.
Police say the man had been charged in May with hitting his wife with a tire iron.
Police are asking for help finding the car used by suspects in a fatal shooting on Tuesday.
Police say the suspect exited a dark green Audi A-6 near a North St. Louis halfway house, produced an assault rifle, and shot a victim in another car several times. The car is a dark green, 4-door, Audi A6 with heavily tinted windows. It has a .S. Government license plate #G122335K that was stolen from St. Louis City.
Anyone with information is asked to call the CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
Two men are on the loose after allegedly shooting someone with an assault rifle Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the suspects drove up to another car near the intersection of Cote Brilliante and Kingshighway in North St. Louis. One suspect got out the car and started shooting at the victim in the other car. The victim was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
The incident happened in front of a halfway house for released convicts.
Two suspects are on the loose after shooting a man at the Metrolink station in Pagedale.
Police say the shooting happened just after noon near St. Charles Rock Road. The suspects are both black men, one of the men is armed. No word on the victim's condition.
The call came in about 1:30 Thursday afternoon of a shooting on Cherokee Street; the Cherokee Place Business Incubator where several businesses are located. The victims' names have not been released, but we do know two men and two women, believed in their 40's or 50's, were killed at the A-K Home Healthcare office.
Ann McCullough is Cherokee Street Business Association Liason, "we're very strong and vibrant community and will continue to move forward as a creative, artistic district. And we all look at for each other and I just think it is going to remind people that they need to be aware of their surroundings."
That weapon, a semi-automatic handgun, has been recovered.
Wednesday, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney announced charges against a suspect in one Tuesday night shooting.
Davonta Coleman faces several charges after allegedly shooting six people outside of a north St. Louis home around 10:30 Tuesday night. The victims told police that two cars stopped in front of the house and Coleman got out of one vehicle and started shooting.
The incident could be the result of a dispute between two families, but the investigation continues.
17 people were hit by gunfire during one of the most violent nights in recent memory of St. Louis.
Over a five hour period that spanned Monday night into early Tuesday morning, gunshots rang out in seven separate incidents. The youngest victim in the shootings, a 13-year-old.
Police have not announced any connection between the shootings.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Two people were found dead in a burned home near Santa Monica College, where someone sprayed a street corner with gunfire just before noon, wounding at least four people.
The Los Angeles-area campus is about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, just before noon.
Police said a shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched after unconfirmed reports that there was a second shooter.
A man dressed in black, with the words "Life is a Gamble" on the back of his sweatshirt, was seen being taken into custody by law enforcement officers.
Four shooting victims were admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A hospital spokesman says two were in critical condition, one was in serious condition, and one was in good condition.