A St. Louis man is in jail after allegedly throwing a woman out of a moving car onto the highway.
Police say David Sheridan was driving on Interstate 64 when he pushed the woman from the car. Officers arrived to investigate and that is when Sheridan walked back to the scene. Police say he started arguing with officers and was taken into custody.
He now faces three felony charges and is held on the $30,000 bond. The victim is in the hospital in serious but stable condition.
The St. Louis Police Department tweeted a photo of two people they want to question connected to the shooting of a 12-year-old girl.
The girl was shot in the hand Sunday night in Carr Square Park in North St. Louis. Police say the shooters were firing into a crowd of people when the girl was hit. Officers do not believe she was the intended target. The girl was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Anyone who can identify the pair is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
One man in custody after a violent weekend in St. Louis.
Darryl Sain is charged for allegedly shooting at four people near at midtown gas station. Police say Sain saw the people sitting on his car at the gas station and asked them to move. They did not move and a the confrontation escalated. That is when Sain allegedly grabbed a gun from the car and shot into the group.
One person was hit in the calf. Three other men took themselves to the hospital with gunshot wounds. All victims are expected to recover. Sain returned to the scene of the shooting and turned himself in.
He is being held in custody on a $30,000 cash bond.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge in southwestern Illinois has sentenced a man to 47 years in prison for beating to death his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 24-year-old Julian Gates told the St. Clair County judge Friday that he "snapped" when the girl urinated in her bed.
Gates, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, told investigators he beat Mia Caito with a belt, his hand and an extension cord.
Investigators say the girl was covered "head to toe" in bruises and died of blunt force trauma in the January 2012 assault.
In a victim impact statement, the girl's mother, Brandy Johnson, told the court the little girl loved hugs and kisses, wearing her hair in a ponytail and watching "Dora the Explorer."
STEELVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri judge has found probable cause for the second-degree murder trial of 59-year-old James Crocker, accused of killing a man on a float trip who stopped on or near Crocker's property.
Crocker, of Steelville, is charged in the death of 48-year-old Paul Dart Jr. Crawford County Associate Circuit Judge Scott Bernstein heard more than an hour of testimony Friday before ruling the case should move forward.
The shooting happened in July after Crocker spotted people from a Meramec River float trip party on a gravel bar that Crocker considered part of his property. Dart was shot in the face during the confrontation.
Defense attorney Michael Bert says Crocker was protecting himself and his property, and felt threatened by rock-wielding members of the float party.
Authorities are asking for help to find a man who is facing charges connected to a double shooting late Wednesday night.
Around 11:30PM, Rico Combs allegedly entered the apartment where his three children lived with their mother, and opened fire. Police say he killed one man and shot another--leaving him in critical condition. Court documents say Combs hit the mother with his gun in front of the kids, who are 3, 5 and 7 years old.
Police ask anyone with information on Combs' whereabouts to call the CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS.
Police have identified the suspect in custody connected to the murder of a gas station owner.
Police say 28-year-old Justin Williams admitted to shooting Irshad Kahn over the weekend. Williams was captured on surveillance video, but police could not find him.
After the footage was released to the press police say they received over a dozen tips that led them to Williams. He was staying at a house in St. Louis city.
Williams is charged with first degree murder, armed criminal actions, and two other felonies. He is held on $1 million bond.
The search is over for a teen involved in a fatal shooting Monday morning.
A 15-year-old suspect has been charged with second degree murder. Police say the suspect was with 19-year-old Akeem Mayes when the two knocked on the door of a home in the Country Club Hill neighborhood and got involved in an altercation. At some point gunfire was exchanged and Mayes was killed.
Police have not released the identity of the suspect, but he was transferred to St. Louis County Family Court.
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities issued charges against an East St. Louis man for the death of a Cahokia man who was found in an Illinois state park lake on Sunday.
Scott L Thompson, 42, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the death of 20-year-old Dakota Jones.
Illinois State Police say Jones’ body was found Sunday morning in the water near a boat launch ramp at Horseshoe Lake State Park near Pontoon Beach.
Authorities say Jones died of blunt force trauma, and evidence at the scene indicates the case was a homicide.
Illinois State Police Capt. Jim Morrissey says Jones had been dead less than 24 hours when his body was found.
Thompson was taken into custody on Sunday and remains in police custody with no bond.
A recent study shows that people are more sympathetic to an abused animal than an abused person.
The study was released by LiveScience. The researchers presented subjects with news articles featuring an abused adult, infant, puppy, or adult dog. Puppies, adult dogs, and infants were all viewed as defenseless by participants.