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Homicide No. 81: Napolean Plummer Shot After Fight Over Buying a Car

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The 7200 block of Michigan Avenue.
A fight over buying a car turned violent early Wednesday morning when a man shot and killed a teenager in south St. Louis, according to St. Louis metropolitan police.

Police found eighteen-year-old Napolean Plummer, of the 9700 block of Lilac Drive, dead inside a car with a gunshot wound to the back at 12:17 a.m. The shooter, a 26-year-old man, is in custody, police said.

See also: Homicide No. 70: Hoa Le Shot to Death Escaping from Armed Robber

Plummer went to the alleged shooter's home in the 7200 block of Michigan Avenue early Tuesday morning to talk about buying a car. After talking turned into fighting, Plummer pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking the suspect's house, police said.

Plummer and his seventeen-year-old friend got in the car to leave when the suspect walked up with a gun and began firing. Police found Plummer's body inside the car about half of a mile south in the 500 block of Courtois Street and found the friend about half a mile north at I-55 and Loughborough Avenue.

Here's the full report from police:

Incident: Homicide

Location: 7200 block of Michigan

Date/Time: 9/03/14 @ 00:17

Victim #1: Napolean Plummer, 18-year old black male of the 9700 block of Lilac

Victim #2: 17-year old black male

Suspect: 26-year old white male (arrested)

Officers responded to the area of I-55 and Loughborough and upon arrival at this location, located Victim #2, who reported that his friend had been shot while in the 7200 block of Michigan. After a search of the area, Victim #1 was located in the 500 block of Courtois inside a vehicle, unconscious. Victim #1 had sustained a gunshot wound to his back and was pronounced deceased on the scene. Investigation revealed that the victims had responded to the suspect's residence, where Victim #1 and the suspect became engaged in an argument over the purchase of an automobile. The argument ended and Victim #1 produced a firearm and fired shots, striking the suspect's house. As the victims entered their vehicle and began to leave the scene, the suspect approached, produced a firearm and fired into the victims' vehicle, striking Victim #1. Both firearms were recovered. The suspect was taken into custody and warrants will be applied for at the Circuit Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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



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mariedown2earth1
mariedown2earth1

The newspapers is a lie u didn't know, to give mfs like some of you idiots something to talk about.

Marlin Rogers
Marlin Rogers

White guy on the scene. It's his fault, call Eric Holder and all the rest of those cronies

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

Sounds like self defense, he'll get acquitted

BennyBob Northcutt
BennyBob Northcutt

Solo blacks can shoot each other EVERY DAMN DAY but let a white cop shoot a black thug boom riots and looting. Okkkkkkk

Greg R Hall
Greg R Hall

At least it wasn't a white cop that shot him!

Valerie Joy Muti
Valerie Joy Muti

This is my neighborhood. Don't bring that Northside bs, or you will be in the paper. That is all. \U0001f481

Chad Lester
Chad Lester

It was already sold.. Apparently it must have been lemon

Babs VanHoose-Dunaway
Babs VanHoose-Dunaway

Who goes to someone's house at 12:30 am to buy a car??? Seriously, that is their story???

Chad Lester
Chad Lester

I heard those shots that night. There is no way that he want to get a gun. The shots were to close together. Only one sec. Before u heard the other shots going back. Intact, I sold him my truck a week ago.

Nicole Towns
Nicole Towns

Um, why is he being held. They shot at him first.

Robert G Andrews
Robert G Andrews

Next time, go to a car dealership. This was probably a stolen car, or it had drugs hidden in it.

Traci Jarrett
Traci Jarrett

Not sure if it's the same guys, but a friend of mine was held up at gun point. He said that one of his assailants was shot this week trying to sell a stolen car. If it's the same people don't feel sorry them.

Anna Probst
Anna Probst

This is the dumbest shit I have ever seen.

Justin Paul Brown
Justin Paul Brown

That guy was Napolean's plumber!!??!! He must have been really old!!!

Ben Williams
Ben Williams

I was wondering how many comments it would take for some douche to make a comment about race. Question answered.

Gary Berry
Gary Berry

Was it a struggle between two black men or white, etc.? Will there be a riot?

Tyrone
Tyrone

RFT--- no picture of the teen victim when he was in diapers?

No distraught  babymama crying about how good her gentle son was?

He had to be an aspiring rap star, or surely he was going to attend some school to better himself.

Wait a few days. 

Witnesses will come forth, all have "oddly" similar stories, the victim was "innocent teen" , some how Whitey gets blamed....guest appearances on talk shows ect etc etc ................

rupert05xlh
rupert05xlh

You can find me in St. Louie, where the gunplay ring all day...

trjordan15
trjordan15

Shut the fuck up that hella rude somebodys is family is hurt because thier son,cuzien,or nephew is dead and they will never see him again. I knew him for several years and for you to say that shit then you need help. And he wasnt stealing the car he was purchasing it dumbass

mariedown2earth1
mariedown2earth1

The papers tell lies didn't you know, to give mfs like u something to gossip about

trjordan15
trjordan15

Shut the fuck up dumbass shit aint funny i tell you about igornant white people that we dont like yall know because yall say dumb shit like that.


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