Homicide No. 27: Clem Russell, Suspected Jack in the Box Robber, Shot While Gambling

A bullet grazed a sixteen-year-old's left calf while he was standing at the bus stop at Carr Street and Carver Lane just before 8 p.m. Three men on foot and one in a black Pontiac Grand Am with a white skull sticker started shooting at him, so he fled, he told police.

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Carr Street and Carver Lane, where a sixteen-year-old says he was shot waiting for the bus.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg when a gunman approached him in the 5200 block of Emily Street at 7:15 p.m. Police are looking for the suspect, described as a light-skinned black man in his forties with a thin build, bald head, white T-shirt, blue jeans and armed with a silver and black semi-auto handgun.

Here are the reports from police.

Incident: Assault 1st

Location: 1600 block of Carr St.

Date/Time: 03/15/14 @ 1948

Victim: 16-year old black male

Suspect Vehicle: Black Pontiac Grand Am, dark tint on three windows and light tint on driver's window. White skull sticker with red tongue sticking out on rear bumper of vehicle; unknown MO license plate Officers responded to a "Shooting" at this location where they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his left calf. The victim said he was approached by three suspects on foot and an additional suspect in a vehicle while standing at the bus stop at Carr St. and Carver Ln. All of the suspects began firing gunshots at him at which time he fled. The victim stated he did not recognize any of the suspects. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a graze wound to his left calf. The investigation is ongoing.

Incident: Assault 1st

Location: 5200 block of Emily

Date/Time: 03/15/14 @ 1915

Victim: 25-year old black male

Suspect: Black male, 40's, light skin, thin build, bald, white t-shirt, blue jeans,
armed with a silver and black semi-auto handgun

The victim was getting out of his car when the suspect walked towards him and began shooting at him. The suspect then fled the scene on foot north on Emily. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim drove his vehicle to St. Louis County where he was conveyed by EMS to a hospital for treatment. The victim is listed as stable. The investigation is ongoing.

Incident: Homicide

Location: 3500 block of Pennsylvania

Date/Time: 03/15/2014 @ 1741

Victim #1: Clem Russell, a 19-year old black male of the 4100 block of Humphrey

Victim #2: 20-year old black male

Suspect: Unknown

Investigation revealed the victims were reportedly gambling with several subjects in the rear of this location, when an unknown suspect approached from the alley, began shooting at the group, and then fled the area. Victim #1 suffered gunshot wounds to his back and shoulder. Victim #2 suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by private vehicle. Victim #1 was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Victim #2 is listed as stable. The investigation is ongoing.

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jaco1175 topcommenter

Im sure its all a frame up by them popos. Peeps dont fnitch. Lets her it from ther mommas, my baby dint do nuffin!


How did this idiot get to be a judge? How did this proscutor go for it?  Dont' tell me that people on the Northside don't call the police, because they do.  It's just that the police work is bad and the prosecution is really poor and the sentences are almost non existent.  I'm sorry for the people who have to live with it. 

Amy L Latham
Amy L Latham

I do see a trend. Lol! That's St. Louis!

JamesMadison topcommenter

Sounds like the lenient sentence for violent crimes resulted in his death. Had he been locked up for years, he would be alive today. Perhaps justice won out.

Christa Kagy
Christa Kagy

I HATE this column. RFT, you should be embarrassed.

Corey Kallmbah
Corey Kallmbah

One dirt bag down .sounds like he wasn't worth two shits anyway .

Marc Dangerfield
Marc Dangerfield

You know the news should report more about what's happening in North City. It reminds us how smart and evolved we are for living in Wildwood.

Matt Berger
Matt Berger

Wouldn't be St. Louis if someone didn't get shot.


If you live by it, you die by it.


I guess you're perfect huh you idiot!!!???

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