[UPDATE] Robert W. McGartland: St. Louis Homicide No. 7; Shot In Sight of Friend
|Jerry Shelton, T.J. Hill and Michael Rosner (left to right).|
It's interesting to note the Rosner was McGartland's companion at the time of the shooting, and yet he's also been charged with second degree murder. This is because McGartland's murder happened during the commission of a felony -- drug possession and/or distribution, one of the further charges leveled against Rosner. Police have not determined which was the party distributing and which was the party buying, but an anonymous poster down there in our comment thread claimed two days ago that McGartland was the one selling. The same commenter also knew Rosner's name before that was publicized, so perhaps he or she could fill the police in on some of the rest of the details.
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