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Antoine Bryant, 17-Year-Old St. Louis Teen, Shot While Riding Scooter (Homicide No. 68)

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The latest homicide victim in the city of St. Louis is a teenager who police say was shot while riding his scooter.

Antoine Bryant, seventeen, was pronounced dead at a hospital yesterday after he was shot in the Dutchtown South neighborhood in south city, officials say.

Police believe a suspect appeared from an alleyway at the 4700 block of Louisiana Avenue just before 6 p.m. and fired multiple shots at Bryant, who was operating a gas-powered scooter.

Bryant then drove himself to the 500 block of Elier Street nearby where police say he collapsed. Cops located him in front of a residence there; he was suffering from gunshot wounds to his shoulder.

He was taken to the hospital in critical and unstable condition and was pronounced dead later that evening.

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Louisiana Avenue.

The suspect, police say, is an unknown black male.

Bryant lived on Idaho Avenue in the Carondelet neighborhood nearby.

Bryant is the 68th homicide victim in the city in 2013.

Here's the full incident report from metro police.

Incident: Homicide
Location: 4700 block of Louisiana
Date/Time: 8/15/2013 @ 17:50
Victim: Antoine Bryant, 17-year old black male of the 5200 block of Idaho
Suspect: Unknown black male
Officers responded to the 500 block of Eiler to a call for a "shooting" and upon arrival, located the victim lying in front of the residence suffering from gunshot wounds to his shoulder. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital and listed in critical/unstable condition. The victim was pronounced deceased later in the evening. Investigation determined that the incident occurred at the above location. The suspect appeared from an alley and fired several shots at the victim, who at the time was operating a gas-powered scooter. The victim then drove himself to the 500 block of Eiler, where he collapsed. The investigation is ongoing.

For more of Daily RFT's coverage of the latest metro St. Louis homicides, visit our "Big Bloody" archive.

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Ksmith Wash
Ksmith Wash

My thoughts and prayers are with Antoine family and friends! Truly sad another young life taken another senseless murder!

Brian Blood
Brian Blood

I don't even own a gun. I just see through the BS.

Casey Kohler
Casey Kohler

We need to get these kids in more positive programs, they don't have shit better to do but be in the streets, sell drugs, and imitate what they're hearing coming from chicago at the moment... (chief keef) There is positive music coming out of chicago too, so its not all chicago music or even chicagos fault for that matter, because we've had these problems for way longer than most people realize. I know, I've lost a couple friends to gun violence and drug addictions. But the fact is, gun control isn't working in chicago, its nots gonna work here. We have a delinquent problem. We have an education problem. We have a recession problem and we have mental health problem. There is too many people in this city that are already bending the fuck over and hanging on by their boot straps to stay alive. This city needs help, and banning guns isn't gonna do it.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Don't worry nobody is going to take away your precious guns.

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

What the hell is going on with all of these shootings lately? Out of control.

Brian Blood
Brian Blood

not a gun problem... we have a people problem.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

nice to see the mayor's plan to reduce gun violence is going really well.

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