Police shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 critically injured

ST. LOUIS, MO – A shooting in downtown St. Louis left one person critically injured in an incident on Thursday morning that police are classifying as ‘officer-involved’. The St. Louis Police Department reported that the shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. near the area adjacent to Memorial Park and Enterprise Center. Major Janice Bockstruck stated that an officer was stationed near the area setting up a mobile surveillance unit when they heard gunfire. Two men, believed …

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Woman dragged underneath car for two blocks during violent hit-and-run shooting

ST. LOUIS, MO – Ellie Bentley, a 22-year-old British national who relocated to the United States, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run shooting incident in Missouri. Bentley, who moved to the US following her ex-boyfriend, professional footballer Indiana Vassilev, was caught in a drive-by shooting in St. Louis. According to The Sun, Bentley was hit by a car and dragged for two blocks during the late-night shooting incident that happened last month. Bentley relocated to …

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A 17-year-old murder suspect is on the run after escaping

ST. LOUIS, MO – The hunt is ongoing for a 17-year-old murder suspect who managed to escape from a juvenile detention center in St. Louis over the weekend. The teenager, whose identity is being withheld due to his minor status, is charged with the second-degree murder of 20-year-old Calvin Kelly, a crime that occurred on October 24, 2023. The suspect’s escape was captured on surveillance cameras, showing the youth evading security by rolling under a …

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Women rescued after multi-state kidnapping and trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MO – A peculiar phone call made by alert hotel staff to the local police resulted in the liberation of two women held captive in their hotel rooms. The victims, one 21 and the other 36, seized a rare opportunity to seek help from the hotel employees when their alleged abductors momentarily left them unattended. The distressing saga began under the guise of a moving job in Florida and escalated into a 10-day …

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Off-duty officer starts shooting at trick-or-treating event, tells people ‘you are all going to die’

ST. LOUIS, MO – A Halloween event in St. Louis County took a terrifying turn when an off-duty police officer, Matthew McCulloch, allegedly brandished his badge and fired his gun into the air. As of Monday, McCulloch is no longer employed by the police department, a spokesperson confirmed. Officer Adrian Washington of the St. Louis County Police Department stated that McCulloch’s association with the department ended last Thursday. Washington refrained from commenting on whether McCulloch …

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Six prisoners charged after SWAT has to rescue jail guard

A group of six inmates from a St. Louis correctional facility are now under scrutiny as they face charges for allegedly holding a 73-year-old guard hostage, seizing his cell keys, and freeing other prisoners. The guard was later rescued by a SWAT team, as per a recent report. On Monday, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office unveiled charging documents that shed light on the incident, which unfolded around 6 a.m. on August 22. Following the …

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Execution set for disturbed murderer who killed 6-year-old girl

The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled an execution for a man found guilty of the murder of a 7-year-old girl in the St. Louis area two decades ago. Johnny Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder and other criminal charges in connection with the death of Cassandra “Casey” Williamson in July 2002. In response to a motion filed by the State of Missouri last year, the court has ordered the execution to take place at 6 …

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Young parents charged with the murder of their infant son

A young couple from Pinckneyville, Illinois, has been charged with murdering their three-month-old son, Ocean Wayne Hutchings. The infant suffered multiple severe injuries, including a skull fracture and multiple rib fractures, and subsequently passed away at a children’s hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested Logan Hutchings, 21, and Sophia Kelly, 21, after being alerted of the infant’s injuries on June 12, 2022. Medical staff at the hospital declared the baby boy …

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One Dead. Thousands Without Power Following Record Setting Rain Fall In St. Louis

Rainfall in the St. Louis area exceeded the city’s all-time one-day record of 6.85 inches set on August 20, 1915, and caused widespread flash flooding. Many areas of St. Louis saw 8-10 inches of rain in just under 7 hours. One person was found dead in a vehicle stuck in about 8 feet of water in western St. Louis, city Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said. Videos on social media showed surrounding floodwater vehicles and creeping …

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Two Men Charged With Killing Four People When Their Fireworks Lab Blew Up A House

Authorities said Terrell Cooks, 37, and Seneca Mahan, 43, manufactured fireworks in the garage at a home. Four people died in an explosion early Friday morning. A 12-year-old also suffered minor injuries. Cooks and Mahan were arrested and charged with second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the police. Police said the suspects admitted to manufacturing fireworks that were more explosive than the state law permitted. …

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