Homicides No. 109-110: Brother, Sister Killed in Nearby Shootings Hours Apart

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The 5700 block of Saloma Avenue, where Jermaine Jones was shot to death. Police found gunshot damage to an unoccupied house and a vehicle behind the camera's perspective.
The two people found dead of gunshot wounds in separate St. Louis city shootings Saturday night are brother and sister, according to St. Louis police.

Margaree Dixon, 35, and her brother Jermaine Jones, 29, were both shot to death within three hours of each other late Saturday and early Sunday. Their bodies were found less than half a mile apart in the Walnut Park East neighborhood.

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Homicides No. 106-108: Three Men Slain in Cars By Gunmen in Two Separate Attacks

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SLMPD investigated three homicides Tuesday morning.
Three men died in two separate shootings Tuesday morning less than two miles apart in north St. Louis city.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police called to the first shooting around 12:40 a.m. found the body of Keith Thomas, 52, of the 1400 block of East Adelaide Avenue, in the front passenger seat of a car in the 4500 block of Alice Avenue.

Thomas had been shot in the chest, flank, leg and head, and police pronounced him dead on the scene.

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Homicide No. 97: Orlanda Blanchard Shot While Watching Parking Lot Fight

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The Bristol Place Townhomes, where 24-year-old Orlanda Blanchard was shot and killed.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a homicide after a fight in an apartment complex parking lot turned deadly and another nearby shooting just nine minutes later sent a twenty-year-old man to the hospital.

Orlanda Blanchard, Jr., 24, of the 3900 block of Olive Street, died Saturday night after he was shot multiple times in the torso in the parking lot of the Bristol Lane Townhomes in Old North St. Louis, according to police reports.

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Homicide No. 95: Gunman Shoots Felita Davis Multiple Times While Driving on I-70

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I-70 eastbound at East Grand Avenue.
A University City woman died Thursday when a car pulled alongside her car while driving on eastbound Interstate 70 near East Grand Avenue and started firing.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson says he isn't sure yet whether Felita Davis, 42, of the 8100 block of Blancha Drive, was the intended target or an innocent bystander.

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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.

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

St. Louis police are searching for the gunman who tried to rob two victims and killed one as he tried to escape.

Police found Hoa Le, 37, of the 4300 block of Morganford Road, dead just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning behind the 6200 block of Michigan Avenue. Le had gunshot wounds in the chest, thigh, upper back and lower back.

A second victim, a 33-year-old man, told police he and Le were in a car when the suspect approached them and announced a robbery. The 33-year-old fled from the car and was not injured. Le tried to escape, but he was shot and killed.

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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.

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

Antonio Muldrew, 36.
Friends and family buried Abdulrauf Kadir, an Ethiopian refugee working to bring his wife and children to St. Louis, on Tuesday, the day after officials filed murder charges against the man suspected of shooting him during a robbery.

Kadir, 32, came to St. Louis as a refugee in November, escaping "well-founded fear of persecution" in his home country with sponsorship from the International Institute, says president and CEO Anna Crosslin. He'd hoped to bring his wife, son and daughter to America, but without Kadir's income, their future is uncertain.

Kadir was working at a Dutchtown corner market at Chippewa Street and Louisiana Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when he was gunned down by Antonio Muldrew, 36, who lived nearby in the 3800 block of Louisiana Avenue, according to police.

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Man Bites, Strangles Lauren Bach to Death in the Bathtub (Homicide No. 53)

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Police found Lauren Back unresponsive in a bath tub.
St. Louis Metropolitan police say they've arrested the man who bit a 24-year-old woman on her neck and back and strangled her in the bathtub during an argument over drugs.

Lauren Bach, of the 5400 block of Rosa Avenue in south city, was unresponsive in the bathtub when police arrived at a house in the 6100 block of Alaska Avenue, near Carondelet Park, Wednesday night. Police say she had trauma to the head and neck, lacerations on her hands, and human bite marks on her neck and back.

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Homicide No. 49: Teenage Ex-Girlfriend Stabs Thearon Maxey in Chest with Butcher Knife

Kaila Chambers, seventeen.
The Circuit Attorney's Office charged a teen with first-degree murder after she stabbed her ex-boyfriend in the chest with a butcher knife, according to police.

Kaila Chambers, seventeen, of the 3600 block of Ohio Avenue, is being held without bond after she turned herself in to St. Louis Metropolitan Police headquarters Tuesday evening.

Police found Chambers' ex-boyfriend -- Thearon Maxey, nineteen, of the 4200 block of Connecticut Street -- unconscious with a puncture wound in his chest on the front porch of an apartment in the 3100 block of Clay Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Maxey was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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