Vontel Harris, St. Louis Homicide No. 101; Shot Outside a Mobil Station on Kingshighway

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The Mobil station on Kingshighway where Vontel Harris was shot dead
Yesterday, Vontel Harris of the O'Fallon neighborhood was in the parking lot of the Mobil station at Kingshighway and Delmar Boulevard. 

At about 1 pm., the cops say, a white, newer-model Mazda SUV pulled in front of him and a companion and started shooting.

Harris  suffered gunshots to the chest, stomach, and right leg.

Someone drove him to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead there. He was 26 and had lived on the 4200 block of Athlone Avenue.

His companion -- described as a 23-year-old black male -- got shot in the upper left leg but survived and is in "serious but stable condition," according to police.

Police describe the suspects only as "two black males."

Investigation, as always, is ongoing.

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egolterman topcommenter

you are the only news source, the only one putting this in the context of a year, the total number of murders or attempted murders this year. The others look at these as 'isolated' incidents. Would you take this another step, whether we are second most dangerous or moving toward the top spot.

Would you agree that 200 more police officers are needed now and 200 more in Febrxuary?

or, is there some other solution? The money is there.

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