Sherrell Austin: St. Louis Homicide No. 65; 21-Year-Old Shot in Chest During Hold Up
According to police, Austin and the suspect -- described only as a black male in his 20s -- got into an argument. The suspect then shot Austin, a resident of the 2500 block of Palm, in the chest. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The suspect's car is described only as a gray or green four-door sedan. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
As of yesterday, St. Louis police say Austin was the 65th person killed in the city this year. At this point last year, the city had 62 murders.