Homicides: Romell Clemons, 20, Shot; Woman in Driveway Stabbed in Buttocks (No. 2 & 3)

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Romell Clemons
Wednesday kept homicide detectives busy with two murders -- a stabbing and a shooting -- in twelve hours.

St. Louis police are investigating the stabbing death of an unknown woman found in the middle of the day lying in the driveway of an apartment building.

The woman suffered puncture wounds to the buttocks and torso, though police are awaiting autopsy results to announce what weapon was used in the stabbing.

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

The victim was found dead at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the west drive of an apartment complex in the 800 block of Rivertrail Court in north St. Louis.

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The 800 block of Rivertrail Court, where police found a woman stabbed to death in the torso and buttocks.
Earlier on Wednesday, police also responded to the shooting death of Romell Clemons, who just turned twenty last month, in the city's Gate District.

Just after midnight, four unknown black men shot Clemons in the abdomen, clavicle and arm while outside his home before fleeing in a silver, four-door vehicle. Police took Clemons, unconscious, to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Family will hold funeral arrangements for Clemons, known to friends as "Noodles," on Saturday, January 18, at A.L. Beal Mortuary.

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The 2600 block of Hickory Street, where police say four men shot Romell Clemons.
Clemons' death is the second homicide in St. Louis in 2014, and the unidentified stabbing victim is the third.

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


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samantha3kid
samantha3kid

To the author of this article with information of my nephews murder.  I see you've posted an old picture of my nephew Romell Clemons, I am assuming to aid in further negative comments of his murder.  I do not see any mention of his earning his graduation certificate recently, nor any mention of him scoring 55 on the ASVAB test to enter into the U.S.Navy.  Articles like these are truly misleading and they disgust me to the fullest.  Please take time out to interview the family of victims before posting articles like this.  The other young victim had a name.  This is ridiculous.  Where is consideration and respect for families of victims lost to senseless crimes regardless of their race, social status or residing neighborhood(s).  Please post something that addresses the increase in crime and how our overpaid politicians plan to take on this problem by force.  Crime is increasing by the day and our politicians sit and do nothing.  Our local law enforcement sit and do absolutely nothing.  There is a vote on if rather or not marijuana should be legalized....What a joke. As if crime isn't bad enough.  Address the issue with crimes being committed and how they are doing something about senseless murders being committed instead of counting the deceased as if they are NOTHING!!!  This is a shame; however, I am not surprised. Romell Clemons aunt Samantha W.  

Amber Lynn
Amber Lynn

Hey those riding nuts, RFT doesn't make the news they just report it...AMIRITE?

Rich Widener
Rich Widener

Agree! RFT you are better than that, a little taste goes along way

Artifacts-By Daniel-Charles
Artifacts-By Daniel-Charles

You're not going to hear any argument from me on that, Steve. Perhaps they should. Perhaps you can even be the one to go around the city with that message and spread good word of a cease killing concept. Let me know how it works out ;)

Jason Lash
Jason Lash

unlike the page if you have a problem, i like that they keep track of the homicides. and if you look at the areas they happen or those involved.. it's usually hood rats in the ghetto..

Chelsea Elledge
Chelsea Elledge

Definitely not! I'm not trying to say "hey let's be naive and just post all the happy go lucky shit happening in stl"... but counting victims? identifying them as numbers 2+3 in our homicide tally for 2014? That's where I have a problem.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

perhaps the people that live in these areas should stop killing each other?

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

because it's better to pretend it isn't happening?

Artifacts-By Daniel-Charles
Artifacts-By Daniel-Charles

I agree with Chelsea. That's a bit tasteless to say the least. These are real people being killed in cold blood. Perhaps RFT needs to reconsider it's more childish staff who truly find a death tally as a justifiable means to gain more readers.

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

It's a shame Romell was shot, just when he was getting ready to go back to Harvard.  

Chelsea Elledge
Chelsea Elledge

This is a really disgusting "tally" system. Classless and disappointing, Riverfront Times.

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

@samantha3kid Crime is down in St Louis except in small pockets sometimes referred to as "the ghetto." Sorry about your nephew.  I would suggest not relying on the RFT as a hard news source.  I think the RFT is more of a social critique and source for arts and food information, not really specializing in investigative journalism and such.....

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

@samantha3kid Crime is down in St Louis except in small pockets sometimes referred to as "the ghetto." 

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