Robber Shoots Teen in Both Hands After Hold-Up

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Even after an eighteen-year-old robbery victim turned over all his belongings during a stick-up Sunday night, the thief left him with two parting gifts: bullet holes in both hands.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating the robbery and assault that occurred around 11:45 p.m. Sunday near Thrush and Lillian avenues, in Walnut Park East.

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

The teen told police he was walking south on Thrush Avenue when the robber flourished a gun, took everything he had and shot him in both hands. The teen escaped to a hospital, where he called police, according to police reports.

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A view south on Thrush Avenue at Lillian Avenue.
Police describe the suspect as 21 or 22 years old, between 6'1" and 6'2", between 170 and 180 pounds and wearing a blue baseball cap and red Cardinals jacket.

Here's the full report from police:


Incident: Robbery 1st/Assault 1st (Shooting)
Location: Thrush and Lillian
Date/Time: 3/31/14 @ 23:45
Victim: 18-year old black male
Suspect: Unknown black male, 21-22 years old, 6'1"-6'2", 170-180lbs, wearing a
blue baseball cap and red Cardinals jacket
The victim stated that while walking south on Thrush toward Lillian, he was approached by the suspect, who flourished a firearm and demanded that the victim give him everything he had. The victim complied and after handing the suspect his belongings, the suspect shot the victim in both hands. The victim fled the scene and responded to an area hospital before contacting this department. The investigation is ongoing.

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Samson McNeal
Samson McNeal

Anyone who has the appearance of a thug should just be thrown in jail. Haha. These people are ridiculous

mamabear6074
mamabear6074

Racist city, including "The Loop", yet the majority of stories posted are black on black crimes. How about you, RFT, take your racist beliefs and apply them elsewhere. I, personally, am not racist, but this crap makes the news daily and I have an opinion, as do many others. If and until the beliefs, values and morals are instilled in the many "hoods" of St. Louis AND implemented, these types of stories are all we'll be reading about, and commenting on.

Do you have anything positive to write about?

Christian Anderson
Christian Anderson

Not sure what you mean, since the very first line of the descriptions in the RFT story is "unknown black male."

John Warner
John Warner

You have to read the full police report to find that bit of crucial information.

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

"Police describe the suspect as 21 or 22 years old, between 6'1" and 6'2", between 170 and 180 pounds and wearing a blue baseball cap and red Cardinals jacket." RFT left something out of their writeup that is included in the report, anyone notice what it is? Kinda important if you want to actually catch the guy. Unfortunately this 18 year old victim had no way to legally exercise his 2nd amendment rights on the street.

Devon L Johnson
Devon L Johnson

Bob Stclair well said sir. I T too saw through their misguided attempt to race bait We must remind ourselves that ad revenue from std clinics and shady criminal defense lawyers doesn't afford them unbiased intelligent journalists

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

conceal and carry, folks. start cleaning up the gene pool.

Bob Stclair
Bob Stclair

After your racist post early . About how st.louis is racist . Also how bi-state doesn't go to st.charles . An also kept outta nicer places . I never thought it would be a black on black crime ! Wow the way you put up you one sided views is that the black man is just misunderstood ? Wow less than 7hrs . Sure good point R.f.t.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Shot in each hand? Wonder if he was a victim of a robbery *or* was he being taught a lesson? Just wondering.

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