Davonta Coleman: Cops Arrest St. Louis Shooter Who Injured Six During Night Of Violence

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Davonta Coleman.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has made an arrest in connection to one of the many eruptions of violence late Monday night when eighteen people were injured across the city in eight separate incidents.

Davonta Coleman, 21, was responsible for six of those injuries, police say. Coleman, who lives on Margaretta Avenue in the Penrose neighborhood, was charged yesterday afternoon with six counts of armed criminal action and one count of shooting from a motor vehicle.

Police say this particular shooting was part of "an ongoing dispute between two families."

Police have said that none of the incidents on Monday were random acts of violence.

The probable-cause statement, on view below, doesn't have a ton of details, but it says that many of the victims are related and were gathered in the front yard of a relative's apartment building when the shooting happened on the 4700 block of Highland Avenue in the Kingsway East neighborhood at around 10:30 p.m. (That night, there were five other unrelated shootings and one stabbing incident.)

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Coleman, police say, shot a handgun into a crowd of people and hit six of them:

-A thirteen-year-old male was hit in the leg.
-A fourteen-year-old male was hit in the arm.
-A fifteen-year-old girl was hit in the leg.
-A seventeen-year-old male was hit in the buttocks.
-A 22-year-old woman was hit in the foot.
-A 34-year-old woman was hit in the thigh as she held her four-year-old daughter.

He is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond.

Police say two vehicles stopped suddenly in front of the residence before Coleman exited and started firing shots.

The car eventually sped away, and the victims were all taken to a hospital where they were listed in serious condition.

The department praised its officers for making a quick arrest in this shooting.


Here's the full police summary followed by the probable cause statement.

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting)
Location: 4700 block of Highland
Date/Time: 06/10/13 @ 22:31
Victim #1: 34-year old black female
Victim #2: 15-year old black female
Victim #3: 14-year old black male
Victim #4: 17-year old black male
Victim #5: 13-year old black male
Victim #6: 22-year old black female
Suspect: unknown black male, dark complexion, orange t-shirt, dreads
The victims stated they were standing in the front of the above address when two vehicles suddenly stopped in front of their location. They then saw the suspect exit the rear side of one of the vehicles and fired several shots in their direction. The vehicles were last seeing going south on Marcus. All 5 victims were conveyed to the hospital and were listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #1 suffered a gunshot wound to her leg. Victim #2 suffered a gunshot wound to her thigh. Victim #3 suffered a graze wound to the forearm. Victim #4 suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Victim #5 suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Victim #6 suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. This is an ongoing dispute between two families. The investigation is ongoing.

Davonta Coleman Probable Cause Statement

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20 comments
Kirk Aug
Kirk Aug

Police? No. Educators and parents? Yes.

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

21 is not a kid, access to a gun had nothing to do with it, was probably stolen anyway so a background check wouldn't have helped, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this probably isn't the first time he's done some shit like this. When people get caught robbing, raping, pillaging, gotta throw the book at them because they probably got away with it multiple times before..

Fakerton McFake
Fakerton McFake

Parents???? Oh, you mean baby mommas and baby daddies.

Tara Carter
Tara Carter

Some people are sooooo ignorant....read the statistic because there is more "white" people receiving welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, medicaid than the other minority races combined...and when their benefits is reduced by $1.00...you better believe they blowing up their case workers phone...asking for hearings...calling and being rude and ignorant...and when they cant get the results they (some white not all white people) you better believe they blowing up the govenors phone... So keep your racist comments to yourself until you know the facts on benefits fakerton

Rj Hub
Rj Hub

PARENTS need to get more involved . . . cld never even contemplate doing something like this as a youth. . . too many parents are friends and not disciplinarians.

jbradhicks
jbradhicks topcommenter

Yes, this can be stopped. Think about it: you know what you don't see? A lot of people with good-paying full-time jobs running around shooting people.

Jimmie Thomptson
Jimmie Thomptson

wouldn't that be racial profile ing...??? It's ok if your white???

Fakerton McFake
Fakerton McFake

Think about the money society spends on this issue....welfare, food stamps, "services", police, prison systems, legal costs. When will the black race step up and get its shit together?

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

Getting that jackass out of St. Louis would be a big start.

Fakerton McFake
Fakerton McFake

Maybe we should stop subsidizing ghetto babies with food stamps and welfare.

Fakerton McFake
Fakerton McFake

What is the solution to stupid nigger behavior? That sounds racist right? But let's be honest. At the center of every one of these stories is some idiot thug from the ghetto. What do we do about it? Because it long-ago ruined this city and it keeps dragging it down to this day.

Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson

Police? Not much they can do to prevent this stuff. Society? Yeah, Society can do some things to prevent this stuff.

Marshall Patrick
Marshall Patrick

these punks are not so tuff when you start shooting back !

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"Do you think there's anything police can do to limit this kind of violence?" yes...but nobody will let them.

Craig Mitchell
Craig Mitchell

This is a kid. 21. With access to a gun, he decided he was badder than bad. And now he will likely spend most of his life in prison.

Darrell Ford
Darrell Ford

lock their ass up and don't let em out...always hear that the suspect is a felon WTF ! keep them in jail.

Craig Mitchell
Craig Mitchell

Davonta. You have just flushed your life down the toilet. Was it worth it?

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