The city’s homicide rate this year quadrupled overnight, rising from two to eight during a violent 12-hour span that ended with a murder during rush hour Thursday morning in downtown St. Louis.
A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says officers were conducting hot spot patrolling near the 4600 block of Cottage Avenue when they saw the Monte Carlo make an illegal turn. When the officers turned their patrol vehicle around to conduct a traffic stop, they say the suspects sped away.
Chief Sam Dotson says the suspect was the passenger in a stolen red Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Officers conducting hot spot policing in the area saw the vehicle make an illegal turn and speed away, so they put a call out to other officers in the area to be on the lookout for the car.
On Thursday NewsChannel 5 learned Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be charged after an alleged incident over the weekend. Up until Thursday, details surrounding the incident were unclear, but NewsChannel 5 has obtained documents from the Columbia Police Department outlining what the investigating officers say happened.
Murder charges have been filed against 17-year-old Robert Mitchell in the death of 32-year-old Zemir Begic, a Bosnian-American who was attacked and killed by youths wielding hammers.
In a burglary that may have been timed to take advantage of law-enforcement focus elsewhere, a police officer was shot and a woman killed in this St. Louis suburb south of Ferguson, Mo., and the suspect remains at large.
Major Washington, 33, had been tentatively identified by University City police as the suspect who shot and killed his mother and wounded a University City officer Monday night, and wounded two FBI special agents Wednesday morning.
A 29-year-old Ferguson corrections officer is accused of having sex with an inmate at the city jail, whom he later allegedly allowed to escape.