Homicide No. 66: Jolice Trice Gunned Down By Ex-Boyfriend for Leaving Abusive Relationship

Terrell Perkins, 26.
An ex-boyfriend and his brother gunned down Jolice Trice and her friends on a neighborhood street where children were present after Trice left the relationship because of abuse, police say.

Jolice Trice suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the upper thigh when Trice's ex-boyfriend, Terrell Perkins and his brother DeonAndre Ford hid outside a house and ambushed her in the 700 block of Thrush Avenue Sunday afternoon, police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The targeted attack was followed by another shooting hours later, just after midnight on Monday, which sent another man to the hospital.

On Tuesday, the Circuit Attorney's Office charged Perkins, 26, and Ford, 21 -- both from the 700 block of Baden Avenue -- with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, five counts of armed criminal action, two counts of discharging/shooting a firearm at or from a motor vehicle and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

See also: Homicide No. 62: Abdulrauf Kadir, Ethiopian Refugee, Shot in Convenience Store Robbery

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The 700 block of Thrush Avenue.
DeonAndre Ford, 21.
A 24-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder, and a 28-year-old woman was shot in the foot and grazed on her back. The children on the block during the shooting were not injured.

Just a few hours later, before 1 a.m. on Monday night, four gunmen fired from a car at three men on a front porch in the 700 block of Thrush Avenue.

A 35-year-old man was struck twice in the upper shoulder and back. A 16-year-old and a 22-year-old were not injured.

Police said homicide detectives were investigating whether the shootings were connected.

There have been 66 homicides in the City of St. Louis in 2014, according to police records. This time last year, there were 57 homicides.

Here are the full reports from police:

Incident: Homicide

Location: 700 block of Thrush

Date/Time: 7/20/14 @ 16:39

Victim #1: Jolice Trice 25-year old black female of the 700 block of Thrush (deceased)
Victim #2: 24-year old black female (critical/stable)

Victim #3: 28-year old black female (stable)

Suspect #1: Black male

Suspect #2: 26-year old black male

Officers responded to the above location for a "shooting" and upon arrival, located all three victims inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were all conveyed to area hospitals. Victim #1 sustained a gunshot wound to the femoral region and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Victim #2 sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was listed in critical/stable condition. Victim #3 sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and a graze wound to the back and was listed as stable. The victims reported to officers that two known suspects were responsible for the incident, one they knew by name and the other only known by a nickname. The investigation is ongoing.

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting)

Location: 700 block of Thrush

Date/Time: 7/21/14 @ 00:53-00:55

Victim (1): 35-year old black male (critical/stable)

Victim (2): 16-year old black male

Victim (3): 22-year old black male

Suspects: Four black males, wearing dark clothing

Victims #1, #2 and #3 reported they were sitting on the front porch talking when four unknown armed suspects approached them in a dark colored vehicle and began firing shots at the victims. Victim #1 was struck twice in the upper shoulder and back and was conveyed to a hospital where he was listed in critical/stable condition. Victims #2 and #3 were not injured during the incident. Homicide Detectives and District Detectives are working to determine any possible connections between this incident and the Homicide in the 700 block of Thrush. We will advise on any new updates. The investigation is ongoing.

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

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Rob Andrews
Rob Andrews

Missouri needs to bring back "Ol' Sparky" & cook these two cowards.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

huh... he doesn't LOOK like an NRA member.

aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

Such a shame, judging from their pictures they appeared to have quite promising futures

Barbara McLean Vaughn
Barbara McLean Vaughn

Here is an idea...how about posting a picture of the victim on the feed instead of the piece of shit who killed her?

dalediversity topcommenter

It never occurred to me that the suspects would look like that.  

Rick Schaper
Rick Schaper

You missed the latest update on the story....The shooters mother ended up masterminding the whole shooting and attack, the mother got picked up yesterday and she was charged with 2nd degree murder. Jolice was our Employee here at Dogtown pizza, she was in the process of cleaning up her life. Super sad!

Lori K Logan
Lori K Logan

Unbelievable!!! What complete thug trash! Glad they are off the street and hope they rot in prison !!!

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