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Gunman On the Run After Shooting Three During Tower Grove South Fight: Police

Categories: Crime

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SLMPD
Do you know where this man is? St. Louis Metropolitan police would like a word with him.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect they say shot three men during a brawl in south city's Tower Grove neighborhood.

The suspect and two friends got into a fistfight with two rivals at 12:36 p.m. on May 23 in the 4400 block of Tholozan Avenue. A 22-year-old man tried to break up the fight, but the suspect pulled out a gun and started shooting, striking the man in the leg.

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Both men involved in the fight against the gunman were shot, and police say all three injuries were not life-threatening. A 23-year-old man was shot in the abdomen, and a nineteen-year-old man was shot in the leg.

Police said the men had fought each other before.

"It's not a random shooting," says Major Gerald Leyshock to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It's not a gangland-style shooting. This is a failure to have any conflict resolution in a neighborhood that's normally very quiet."

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can identify the shooter and lead to his arrest. Police described the suspect as between eighteen and twenty years old with a heavy build and long dreadlocks.

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SLMPD
Police also released this image of the suspect.
The gunman fled the Tower Grove South neighborhood on foot through an alley, where police found a firearm.

Call 866-371-TIPS to anonymously report information about the shooter to police.

Here is the full report from police:

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting)

Location: 4400 block of Tholozan

Date/Time:5/23/14 @ 12:36

Victim/Suspect #1: 20-year old Asian male

Victim #2: 19-year old black male

Victim/Suspect #3: 23-year old Asian male

Victim/Suspect #4: 19-year old Asian male

Victim #5: 22-year old Hispanic male

Suspect #1: Black male, 18-20-years old, heavy build, long dreadlocks, wearing a dark blue shirt and shorts

Victim/Suspect #1, Victim #2 and Suspect #1, who is unknown, were exiting a vehicle as they were approached by Victim/Suspect #3 and Victim/Suspect #4. A physical altercation erupted at which time Victim #5 attempted to break up the fight. Suspect #1 produced a firearm and began firing shots. Victim #5 suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, Victim/Suspect #3 suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and Victim/Suspect #4 suffered a gunshot to the leg. All three were conveyed to a hospital and listed as stable. Suspect #1 fled the area on foot traveling east through an alley. A firearm was recovered on the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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


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Jeremy A. Trice
Jeremy A. Trice

LOL, ignorance at its fine. You are the very definition of a nigger.

Melvin Mohn
Melvin Mohn

I think they should be looking for a girl. ... Not a guy.

Brendon Quigg
Brendon Quigg

Joey Rodoni this is dude i was tellin you about

Adam C Gabor
Adam C Gabor

Jesda.. This is an isolated incident in the city. Half of my business is from this area and are all very good people that work and take care of their homes. This could have easily happened on your street

Roscoe Habeeb Wentworth
Roscoe Habeeb Wentworth

Lmao. Look at all the white people nervous as a virgin in church. Why don't you just get together and hang em. Isn't that your way?

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

Adding this to my long list of reasons why I don't live within city limits.

Mark Bullock
Mark Bullock

I can't wait for RG to chime in:)!!!!!!!

Mark Bullock
Mark Bullock

Look, another thug criminal not obeying gun laws.

Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown

Man there is no cellphone on the market that can zoom this far this crispy. This looks staged because why would a bystander be so close?

gsp333
gsp333

Tom I,

Chicago (Chi-Iraq) and Washington DC have some the strictest gun laws in the nation yet are two of the most murderous cities in the country.
You can mandate all the laws the world regarding guns but the criminal element WILL always disregard them.

Tom Isenberg
Tom Isenberg

Yup, just what this Country needs, more guns.

John Foster
John Foster

Still today, if you use your fists you get sued.

zjflorence
zjflorence

Note to self, never drive down Tholozan. Also self, stay home and just play video games.

Kristina Rodgers
Kristina Rodgers

So if the cops found the gun and in the picture he's not wearing gloves.....I don't understand, I'm confused...

Charlie Khanh Mach
Charlie Khanh Mach

You're probably confused and talking about another shooting there Samson McNeal. This actually did happen during the day time.

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

The Japanese maple is quite lovely

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

that's a chick, look at those boobs

Jon Dent
Jon Dent

I feel the only reason this even got coverage in the first place was because it's in the Tower Grove area. Well, another crime SLPD's finest probably won't bother to solve.

Toni Esters
Toni Esters

I agree with Rachel Young these t thugs don't care. He needs to be beaten to death. Mad because he got hid butt kick. If my kids are family was out there they could of been shot so in my eyes he need to be Locked up and harassed by the police.

Jenny Graser
Jenny Graser

This is some 'wire' shit right here Lauren Nekol

Toni Esters
Toni Esters

Grandma not big momma no more that's why stuff like this happen plus they don't want us whooping kids either. He need an ol school whopping with a switch

Josh Reeves
Josh Reeves

Seeing as it is not the grove you're probably incorrect.

Ron Finger
Ron Finger

Isn't that the kid from the Goodburger?

Camm Outt Hurr Doe
Camm Outt Hurr Doe

Like you would care any way about three other THUG ASS BLACK PEOPLE that where shot unless you live the life of growing up eating literally nothing for dinner I don't believe you have a say in this convo... So goodbye

Toni Esters
Toni Esters

Kids are so dumb.... they make black people look like thats all we know how to do. Its starts from the home and from the looks at it his wasn't a good one. When I grew up we had fights to solve our problems. After that the beef was done. stupid people I love St. Louis but this is not a good place to raise my boys I can't even let them play outside!

Camm Outt Hurr Doe
Camm Outt Hurr Doe

Cops don't give a shit about the young generation of STL unless it a wealthy part of town so unless your rich I wouldn't talk much either

Zaak Brdeaux
Zaak Brdeaux

Erich Lenway "WORLD STAR WORLD STAR!" HAHAHA -scooter boy fight

Camm Outt Hurr Doe
Camm Outt Hurr Doe

I'm sorry I don't believe in police and I know a lot of people who don't.... Calling cops my neighborhood is not a good idea because all of them either don't do their job or their assholes to everyone or their out of there authority for things they do... So in other words I take matters intoy own hands and I'm sure this GUNMEN has the same outlook on it too being I'm in the same area stated on the story

yogoon1
yogoon1

In the first pic, he's trying to look badass, looks like he could be saying "bring it!"

In the second pic, it looks like, "oh shit, they're bringin' it!"

Lee Collier
Lee Collier

He looks so tough, all the girls are gonna flush when they seem him standing there with his gun.

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

In a million years I never would have guessed the suspect looked like that. What are the odds?  

Barbara Believeinmiracles Saddler
Barbara Believeinmiracles Saddler

Why pick on the person who took the picture? Maybe they DON'T know the person. That's why some people don't get involved because they might get harassed or questioned for no reason. :/ (shrug)

Tim Lavin
Tim Lavin

Lol he can't even hold a pistol correctly

Nat Sirius
Nat Sirius

Whoever managed to snap these pictures is lucky the gunman didn't see them.

Camm Outt Hurr Doe
Camm Outt Hurr Doe

Maybe there's more to it we don't know about what if the people he shot raped a family member or shot a sibling america is to quick to stereotype people...... Always look at it Ina two way perspective

Brandi Hobson
Brandi Hobson

People in this neighborhood acting like they don't know who this rick James looking mother fucker is lmao.... Jarrod Hunter "like I'd just shoot somebody in the daylight like it was just sumpin to do.... Yea I remember shootin they asses in the daylight"

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