[UPDATE] Robert W. McGartland: St. Louis Homicide No. 7; Shot In Sight of Friend

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Jerry Shelton, T.J. Hill and Michael Rosner (left to right).
The Post-Dispatch and other sources report that three men are now in custody and have been charged for their involvement in Robert W. McGartland's death. Jerry Shelton (18), T.J. Hill (19) and Michael Rosner (20) have all been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, among various other charges, for their roles in the shooting.

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.

Original post follows

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Twenty-year old Robert W. McGartland was gunned down just before 9 p.m. last night in the 2000 block of Farrar, on the west side of Hyde Park (above). Police investigators have determined that McGartland drove to the site of his eventual murder with a friend (unidentified) and met with an unknown black male. The meeting flared into a dispute, and while his friend watched from the vehicle, McGartland was shot in the chest. The suspect fled in another vehicle and remains at large. The witness was not injured. The police continue to investigate.

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Killahveli
Killahveli

Lets go beyond the hate and just say its sad that four lives are destroyed, one was taken by bullets, the others will now become state property. Lets not slander ol boy because he was caucasian and selling weed, it was what it was but at the same time you shouldnt drop the n bomb either. Above all else someone was killed but u all are so ignorant and blind to that.

Watcher
Watcher

My thought is that his pike "brothers" set Robbie up for the fall. The reason they are off on the books is because the current council is embellezzing money.

gbrm
gbrm

I'm so sorry Robbie. You were an amazing dude. These people don't know what they're saying. A bad decision doesn't make you who you are. You are remembered in a beautiful, positive light by the people who loved you and continue to love your amazing family. God bless everyone who thinks they can judge you because of a single news story on the Riverfront Times. They need it. Watch over the world from up there, Rob.

loki03xlh
loki03xlh

It's too bad this sheet went down like it did.

Lessons learned:Always, ALWAYS pack heat when slingin' dope.

Blacks_R_Terrorists
Blacks_R_Terrorists

Look here's the deal:The blacks won't snitch because it's black code now. The cops won't force that because cops are well lazy fags and idiots and don't want to do the work for which they're paid and couldn't care less how many Whites are killed execution style. Now the Whites won't snitch because nowadays Whites have been reprogrammed to think blacks are something desirable despite how savage, brutal, violent, apeish, brutish and thuggish ALL blacks are. The Whites will say to someone in that condescending tone "Oh well I'm not going to snitch because I have a lot of respect for African Americans and some of my best friends (meaning a black that they occasionally see in the lunch room at work) are African Americans. MLK was truly a great man. I thinking it's a shame that Whites are such racists".

You don't see Whites executing blacks but you do see blacks executing Whites ALL the time!

Honored to know Robbie
Honored to know Robbie

Really?  Is everything about race?  We all bleed red.  We are not different as you would like to think.  To Dum Whiteboy........what gives you the right to dictate what another individual can and can't do.  Life is something that should be cherished and no one has the right to take another individuals life.  Under no circumstance.

I am disgusted with what I have read in these comments.  There is no compasion or empathy.  I see jealousy of what Robbie had; a loving family, an education, a nice car.  He had a "job, education, faith and quality of life", something that many individuals in the "hood" would not know what those words mean and that doesn't mean living off the government or my tax dollars.

tiff w.
tiff w.

It is quite sad that people have to turn this into a racial dispute. A mother and father have lost their child, people have lost sight of the real problem. This is not about black and white!!!!! Wake up people this is a problem that crosses over all racial lines! My deepest sympathy to the McGartland Family. My BLACK children attended St John and James with the family. I know you did a wonderful job raising a fine young man that just caught up in a bad situation.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

Lesson learned:White boys should never:

Wear a baseball cap and turn it sideways or backwardsDress like a douchebag skateboarderHang out in the hoodBelieve deep down we're all the sameSell dope Drive their expensive car bought by mommy and daddy to the hood

Honored to know Robbie
Honored to know Robbie

Robbie was a kind, good and genuine young man who made a poor decision.  He was a friend to many and will be sorely missed.  For the individual who shot him I have to say, what goes around comes around.  Your time will come.

jacob c
jacob c

Idc what someones race is. it doesn't change the fact that this was a terrible incident.

123
123

He and his family are very loved and respected. It only took one bad decision by this young man to forever alter all of their lives. They are not racist nor snobby people, quite the contrary; they are loving and set an example of what it means to follow Jesus, probably a name you are completely unfamiliar with.

innocent bystander
innocent bystander

My question is, since this is a "black-on-white killing", will the press and courts and politically correct types say it's a "hate crime"? Or does that only go when a white man kills a black, since everybody knows it isn't a black man's fault for murdering whites since somebody they may or may not have been related to was mistreated 150 years ago? Just a thought.

guest
guest

all people who die in drug related incidents all have family, are good people, blah, blah, blah.  Fact is, he shouldn't have been down there.  Fact is, that 15,000 a year high school apparently did nothing for him.  My brother and his family are at the funeral, and yes, he had tons of friends.  Again, he shouldn't have been there in the first place. 

seriously?
seriously?

You guys are sick bastards.  Just because the guy was selling marijuana that makes him a thug?  If thats what you're picturing, you'd be surprised what Robbie was actually like. 

anus mangler
anus mangler

that is the dumbest thing i have seen written thus far in these comments and that's saying something. And i can guarantee you don't have a shed of evidence to back up anything you say. 

keep trolling though, you almost had it 

GreekLifeMember
GreekLifeMember

even saying his brothers set him up means you obviously know NOTHING about them. Those "brothers" as you put it loved him and miss him dearly and to even think they would set him up to take the fall means you dont understand and can not comphrend the bond within fraternities and greek like in general

Anonymous
Anonymous

You know about the black code as much as you know about how the world works. Do the rest of humankind a massive favor and remove yourself from the gene pool

Guest
Guest

Looks like the fag cops closed the case on this one you asshole.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

That's the Robbie persona or Robbie Invention that you're peddling as it were but in reality Robbie was every pit as much a piece of trash as the people he was selling drugs to. Robbie had no convictions that told him selling drugs was wrong or that it was wrong to victimize or capitalize on the problems of people of another socio-economic group. Matter of fact my guess is Robbie was rather smug about all of it feeling he didn't have to deal with the social issues surrounding his product of choice because after all "he's just a businessman" and has the security of escaping back to the safety of White suburbia and await the next sale.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

P.S. Perhaps Robbie was racist despite your impassioned reinvention of him. Apparently he thought he could sell bad drugs in the ghetto and get away with it. To me sounds more like Robbie was on his way to being just another smarmy White guy white collar criminal the kind that perhaps you're right that he doesn't care about race, he would be willing to fuck Whites and Blacks equally in order to get ahead. Certainly there's no honor in being a drug dealer. So I think your whole "Robbie was a great human being" has a lot of holes in it. Robbie had two lives. The one for public consumption in his zip code circles and one for the rest of the world that he was ready to fuck over in order to get ahead. Even a thug has a reason for offing someone and would have contemplated what he proposed as the sentence for what Robbie did to him.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

Robbie's dead because he didn't value what he had and wanted more and was selling drugs to get it. Personally I'm not jealous because Robbie's dead and I'm not and it's unlikely I will because I'm at least smart enough not to sell drugs and certainly not in areas where racism is key factor in dope deals.

Gggansta
Gggansta

Racial lines were crossed over alright. Dumb white boy sold skank weed to a gangsta.

anonymous
anonymous

You are obviously just as much of a racist piece of shit as the nig that shot him. How can someone morally kill someone over something as stupid as weed..no matter how they look or act, nobody deserves to get their life taken over something so worthless. All i got to say is i can't wait to see the 3 fucks who set them up rot in prison

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

1. Robbie sold bad weed. 2. The customer is always right.

Doby
Doby

If a black man was standing over you ready to shoot you in the head would you say to him "Look I'm not going to hold your race against you. Deep down we're all the same" ?

Cheez-N-crackaz
Cheez-N-crackaz

Will they reach out to the black executioner and make him part of their extended family to show that they understand that he is misunderstood?

Cheez-N-crackaz
Cheez-N-crackaz

It is not a hate crime if a black kills a white because the black is always suffering from PTSD from slavery. The black will frequently wake in the night with nightmares of the klan descending down upon his sharecroppers shack, burning the crops and raping the women and children. It's this PTSD that causes him to lash out at raysis honky bichass crackaz and kill them before the white dons a klansman uniform and lynches the black man.

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

A crime is not considered a hate crime because of the race/gender/orientation of those involved. It is a hate crime when the motivation for the crime is their race/gender/orientation. This is especially true when the victim is killed and/or left out in public. Two recent examples are Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr.

Doby
Doby

He was a cannabis entrepreneur? Is that what you're selling?

Ferguson
Ferguson

It is scarey and sad how people think. Pot=drugs=thug=waste of air=who cares that he was killed for no reason. He was a person that no doubt was loved and will be missed.

nosympathy
nosympathy

blacks r terrorist: blacks r everything u mentioned despite slavery.. those were executions faggot, robbie was killed not executed dumbass.. and i agree with the school of though that that motherfucker had no business where he was doing what he was doin.. selling weed? big deal.. not! ur a prep and want to sell weed so be it.. sell it white preppie mothrrfuckers then.. don't leave ur neighborhood and sell to the wrong ppl.. 15 grand a year on school wasted, serves him right.. he had no business on the north side after dark.. no sympathy for that very reason

Kingsquirmalod
Kingsquirmalod

U need to shut up because im robbies family and all u people tht say ya he aas horruble cuz u was dealin drygs are wrong. Yes he wronged by dealing drugs but rhat does not make him a skumb bag or a bad person. No one derserves to diw that way ans for you to suggest that makes you a bigger skumb than you think robbie was.

JohnJ411
JohnJ411

Black/White, Rich/Poor, Dealer/Buyer isn't it just sad enough that the life of another young man has been taken from family, friends and loved ones.  I read these blogs and wonder why an end to the violence does not come sooner then later.  The only answer comes from the same people who are writing.  There are people in this world that have so little respect for life that they can easily elinimate the life of someone else simply because their 'business deal' did not go the way they wanted it to.  God help us all to realize that death is in your hands only and that the only true death that matters was the death of your son, our Lord Jesus, who died so that everyone would understand that RACE, MONEY or where you live has nothing to do with fulfillment of receiving your heavenly blessings.  WE can STOP the violence and hatred; ONLY GOD can stop the killing.

Wfvf
Wfvf

TGod bless rob we love you, you knew love, and friendship, at the end of the day your life meant so much more than the people who are dishonoring you on here watch over us man... A family just burried there son you have fucking life for saying these things , go out get a job and stop living off us white folks tax dollars, you didn't know robbies situation he was a awesome guy

Tim
Tim

that gangsta is going to jail for a long time for what he did.  i wonder if being a murderer and a "gangsta" will help him out when he is getting bent over in the shower

Anonymous
Anonymous

You have obviously never worked in any sort of situation where you have to deal with customers and your business if halfway decent at what it does. The number one rule? The customer always wants to be right and rarely is.

123
123

They just might. They are amazing people, much stronger than me bcuz I don't think I ever could.

Doby
Doby

Ummmm he was a dope dealer?

"Just because someone peddles dope, doesn't mean they're a bad person!"

Ummmm yes it does.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

Don't smoke or sell weed. No one said "he had it coming". Just pointing out that he could have avoided what happened by not selling weed. He should have swallowed his pride and worked a legal job like the vast majority of the population. Because he died as a result of his stupidity and greed does not earn him the right to be reinvented after death as either a martyr or a saint. He was what he was. Now it's time to let him rest in peace.

dlakdfa;kd;fja
dlakdfa;kd;fja

I see you have such hatred for bad weed, and the dealer had it coming for the act, maybe you had a bad batch or two? So, you smoke? Guess your a piece of shit too.  To be on the other side defending murder to be equal to bad weed and he had it coming for trying to scheme a gangsta, you're an idiot. You know too much about this situation to have not been involved in his life, you look like an asshole for things that you have said. Any of you should not have put this information online, personal information its not fair to the family. One day you will mature and procreate unfortunately and when you do have children will realize, karma is a bitch.

JohnJ411
JohnJ411

None the less the prayers of all of those who believe in Jesus' saving power and grace will pray for JERRY, T.J., MICHAEL, ROBBIE and the shooter that his redemptive love will embrace even the coldest heart and lift it to our Savior's own.  Redemption for robbie now lies solely in the hands of our creator;  But just possibly his grace will assist the other four youthful offenders in realization that his LIFE is to to be repected and that JESUS' life is our example of how to rise above the scorns and shackles that we perceive that society has placed upon us.  There is even Love and redemption for Dum_Whiteboy if he/she wishes to accept the Lord as Savior and Redemptor.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

more salt for you:The Robbies are the slick smarmy guys that rip us all off. He assumed he was smart and upwardly mobile and his drug deals were just a stepping stone to something else. We won't know what that is but since he peddled death it could have been aspirations for a career in military weaponry, lobbyist, warmonger, banker, financial advisor or some other charletan. Robbie put his life in his own hands when he chose to deal drugs. You are correct in the assumption that most pieces of shit from good neighborhoods do quite well and become "well heeled" but ergo the problem with our society now. The preppie and the thug are now equal in their repulsiveness and destruction of our society. I don't see that fate should have dealt Robbie a better hand than the thug, simply because he had more money. It's how Robbie used the money that made him as equally a thug as the thug that took his life.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

You reap what you sow. By dealing drugs Robbie sowed death until it was death that he reaped. What goes around comes around. Robbie tried to sell skank weed as somone put it. He thought he was sharper than the gangster he sold it too, apparently that was a bad assumption. He also assumed he could say "no exchanges or returns" to someone who was armed with a gun.

Anon
Anon

Robbie didn't sell weed you fucking idiot.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

You assume other Whites should support Robbie because he was White but experience has it that Robbie's type of White almost always discriminates against other Whites that are not in his social standing. Unfortunately "Yes" Whites are race traitors but I would offer that the Robbie types don't offer other Whites solidarity so should never expect it anymore especially becuase they're monied and almost always do it first.

Dum_Whiteboy
Dum_Whiteboy

Robbie was living off White people's tax dollars. He was selling drugs in the ghettos of those you say are living off "White people's tax dollars"

blank
blank

u have the IQ that's lower than a 2 year old retard

Anon
Anon

No it doesn't you fucking idiot.

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