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2014 St. Louis Homicide No. 1: Patrick Davis Shot By the Man He Was Trying to Rob

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A would-be armed robber got a final taste of his own medicine Monday night when his victim pulled out a gun of his own and fatally shot his attacker in north city, according to police.

Patrick Davis, a 25-year-old from Spanish Lake, died from gunshot wounds to the legs, chest, arm and face, said the St. Louis Metropolitan Police.

See also: College Hill Shooting: Victim Found In Alley Says He Threw Someone Out Of A Window

Police suspect Davis was attempting to rob another 25-year-old man walking around 7 p.m. in the 4500 block of Blair Avenue in the College Hill neighborhood, where Davis and two friends were trying to buy drugs.

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The intersection of Blair and Grand, where the shooting occurred.
Davis' two friends, who are also 25 years old, took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Both men were taken into custody but are giving conflicting statements, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Here is the full report from SLMPD:

Incident: Homicide
Location: 4500 block of Blair
Date/Time: 01/06/14 @ 19:00
Victim: 25-year old black male
Suspect/Victim #1: Patrick Davis, 25-year old black male of the 11000 block of N.
Garden (deceased)
Suspect #2: 25-year old black male
Suspect #3: 25-year old black male
The victim contacted this department to report an attempted robbery, which had occurred at Blair and Grand. The victim stated that he and a friend were walking on Blair when they encountered Suspect/Victim #1 and another subject. Suspect/Victim #1 approached the victim and announced a robbery, revealing a firearm. A struggle ensued and the victim produced his own firearm and shot Suspect/Victim #1. Suspect/Victim #1 suffered gunshot wounds to the legs, chest, face and arm. Suspect #2 and Suspect #3 conveyed Suspect/Victim #1 to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Investigation revealed that Suspect #2 and Suspect #3 were with Suspect/Victim #1 attempting to purchase narcotics in the area when the incident occurred. Suspect #2 and Suspect #3 were taken into custody. The suspects provided conflicting statements. The investigation is ongoing

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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onedotson
onedotson

I knew this young man-- fuck anyone saying he deserved it. The "victim " is lying and you fucks don't care because he's black

foreverstl
foreverstl

Read the report people. Those two guys killed him or set him up. Two guys show up at the hospital with dead man so they were taken into custody for questioning. They have conflicting stories. This is what they come up with but it stinks to me. How did the victim get shot so many times and nobody else? The shooter just let them pick up the man and take him to the hospital. Now everybody went their separate ways? That's bull.

Jason Brock
Jason Brock

If it went down like that then it's not murder in my eyes.

Justin Bingheim
Justin Bingheim

Good, fuck that guy. If the robber was showing the victim his gun he's saying to him, "if you don't give me all your shit, I will shoot you". It's only fair for the victim to show the robber his own gun implying that he is willing to do the same thing to protect himself. Fuck the robber, the world is better without him. Conceal and Carry hooah.

Scott Bringhurst
Scott Bringhurst

So we agree then, the title is completely misleading. (Honestly, I didn't see your point at first.)

Homer K Blua
Homer K Blua

Lol the word murder is in the FB post not the article the guy saying they just did it for clicks is probably right

Nicholas Reynolds
Nicholas Reynolds

Dammit RFT, you already have bad reputation for spinning the truth, now you're listing self-defense as murder. Its not murder when the person is a danger to others, that is deleting unnecessary risk from existence.

Annette Pentecost
Annette Pentecost

Sorry, but I don't call this a murder. I call this self defense. The moral of the story should be: Don't try and rob your fellow man and your fellow man will not shoot you dead.

Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

How in the hell in this a Homicide, when obviously the man was being robbed at gun point and defended himself? Geeze, quit trying to paint an uglier picture than what it is... I applaud the guy for defending himself and not being a victim

Valerie Slaughter
Valerie Slaughter

"...died from gunshot wounds to the legs, chest, arm and face..." It sounds like the dude got off at least 4-5 shots. Damn.

Amanda Wasserman
Amanda Wasserman

Do you guys ALL have to repeat the same comment, over and over again. You're all geniuses. Bravo.

Casey Moad
Casey Moad

Tweeder, you mean stand up under it?

Tw Eeder
Tw Eeder

or stand, which is the same height

Derek Kenworthy
Derek Kenworthy

You'll be next Tw Eeder, the first to dropkick victims of 2014 in illinois.

Matt Higgins
Matt Higgins

That's NOT, i repeat NOT in the report! that is an add-on. Use your eyes/brain!!!

Tw Eeder
Tw Eeder

youll break your foot on his monsterous head

Tw Eeder
Tw Eeder

only one man is alive to tell his side of the story. how do you even know he was being robbed

Scott Bringhurst
Scott Bringhurst

"Here's the story behind the first MURDER in St. Louis in 2014." Try reading the title first.

Scott Bringhurst
Scott Bringhurst

First . . . murder? WTF? This sounds a lot more like "self defense". What kind of (fill in the blank) wrote this article?

Jonathan David
Jonathan David

homicide is simply the act of one person killing another, it is the correct literal use of the word, but homicide's synonymous use with the concept of murder is probably not a mistake here. The status update is probably an intelligent, intentional attempt at click farming.

Loré Boggess-Hayes
Loré Boggess-Hayes

Prayers to his family but had the other man not had a gun we'd be saying prayers for his family! It was the dead kids decision that someone might die that night. ......

Latanna Smith
Latanna Smith

I'm surprised St . Louis made it a whole 6 days before somebody died from a fatal gunshot wound.

Matt Higgins
Matt Higgins

That is NOT in the report. My whole point.

Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson

The RFT isn't exactly known for their Journalistic Integrity.

Matt Higgins
Matt Higgins

I don't see the word 'murder' any where in this report, Jon.

Darrell Derennaux
Darrell Derennaux

Good way to start the new year keep killing those criminals.

Rory Meyers
Rory Meyers

First Murder??? Isn't this a clear case of self defense? This is why print media is DEAD!!!

Jon Todaro
Jon Todaro

The RFT caption says "first murder in St. Louis of 2014".

Christopher Slater
Christopher Slater

The story does not say "murder" it says "homicide" which is the killing of person by another person. This may be a justified homicide or excusable homicide, but none the less, it is a homicide.

Tim Grant
Tim Grant

A homicide committed in the act of self-defense is not murder.

Josh Burgess
Josh Burgess

O no, an armed robber got killed. How aweful. Guess he won't be robbing or stealing anymore

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

Sounds like they are ALL upstanding citizens...... nice.

Barbara Nellesen-Higgs
Barbara Nellesen-Higgs

who cares Adam, I am with Jon on this...its not murder if he was being robbed and protecting himself. its a good thing he had a gun on him

Casey Moad
Casey Moad

St. Louis P. D., you may want to get a hold of these people. Apparently they were all witnesses of the crime because they already know what happened although the investigation isn't over and the only report is that the two suspects are giving conflicting reports. Saying, "good" because someone you don't know whatsoever is shot and killed when you don't even know what happened yet is superior ignorance.

Adam Woehler
Adam Woehler

was the shooter a lawful conceal and carry?

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