Police: Son Shoots Mother in the Head, Tries to Hide Body

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Courtney Cunningham.
A north city man shot and killed his mother at home and tried to hide her body, say the St. Louis Metropolitan Police.

The Circuit Attorney's Office charged Courtney Cunningham, 32, of the 4600 block of Pope Avenue, Wednesday with first degree murder and armed criminal action.

Police found the body of Cunningham's mother, Joyce Boxx, 56, Tuesday morning while checking on her at her home in the 4600 block of Pope Avenue after getting a call from a concerned relative. Boxx had several gunshot wounds to the head and torso, police say.

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UPDATE: Dean's List Student Killed, Infant Injured in Shooting On the Way to Church

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The 2500 block of North Market Street in St. Louis.
A shooting Sunday afternoon left a St. Louis woman dead and put three others, including a nine-month-old, in the hospital.

Four adults and a baby were in a car in the 2500 block of North Market Street, in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, when unknown suspects opened fire around 12:20 p.m., according to police reports.


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Homicide No. 30: Boy, 11, Shot in Head, Killed When Gunman Attacks South St. Louis Family

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The home in the 3600 block of Tholozan where an 11-year-old boy was shot to death.
Update 10:40 a.m. - This story has been updated with more details about the victim from police.

A gunman unloading round after round through the window of a south St. Louis family's home Wednesday night, striking Antonio Johnson, an eleven-year-old boy, in the head and killing him.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson says the eleven-year-old was likely not the intended victim in this brazen gun attack.

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Homicide No. 27: Clem Russell, Suspected Jack in the Box Robber, Shot While Gambling

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Clem Russell, a nineteen-year-old from south city, was just one of the four people in St. Louis City shot in three separate shootings in a two-hour stretch Saturday night.

But he's the only one who didn't make it out alive.

Russell was gambling with friends in the alley behind the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue before 6 p.m. when an unknown gunman started firing, striking Russell in the back and shoulder and striking another twenty-year-old victim in the shoulder.


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Reward Increased for Information on Murder of Nick Kapusniak, Pharmacy Student

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Nicholas Kapusniak, twenty, died in a drive-by shooting in south city.
The St. Louis College of Pharmacy is offering a reward for any information on the murder of one of its twenty-year-old students, Nicholas "Kappy" Kapusniak.

The school will give $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. CrimeStoppers doubled its originally $1,000 reward offer yesterday, bringing the final tally up to $12,000.

The seemingly random drive-by shooting rocked the pharmacy school's campus, where Kapusniak was known as a happy-go-lucky music lover who played drums in a band called the Rxtions.


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Homicide No. 20: Nicholas Kapusniak, St. Louis Pharmacy Student, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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Nick "Kappy" Kapusniak died after a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning.
Nicholas Kapusniak, a twenty-year-old pharmacy student living in St. Louis, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning in the Fox Park neighborhood.

He was hanging out with friends in the back yard of a house party in the 2700 block of Accomac Street just before 1 a.m. when an unknown gunman started firing from a white sedan in the alley, striking Kapusniak in the upper left torso, according to a police report. Partygoers carried Kapusniak inside, where first responders would later declare him dead.


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Three Shootings Leave Three Dead, Teen Injured (Homicides No. 10,11 & 12)

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Three men are dead and a teen is in the hospital after a rash of shootings.
On a rare warm night during a tough winter, three shootings left three men dead just a few minutes apart and put a 16-year-old in the hospital.

Here's a breakdown of the three incidents Sunday night:


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Homicides No. 8 & 9: Shootings Leave Two Men Dead 7 Minutes, 4 Miles Apart

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Two men were shot in the torso and left by drive-by gunmen to die on the street just seven minutes and four miles apart Tuesday night.

Elijah Robinson, 31, from the Spanish Lake neighborhood, was shot at a Central West End bus stop in the 4400 block of Forest Park Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Witnesses say Robinson got out of a vehicle when another car pulled up and men inside started shooting.

Robinson was pronounced dead at the hospital.


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Homicides: Romell Clemons, 20, Shot; Woman in Driveway Stabbed in Buttocks (No. 2 & 3)

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Wednesday kept homicide detectives busy with two murders -- a stabbing and a shooting -- in twelve hours.

St. Louis police are investigating the stabbing death of an unknown woman found in the middle of the day lying in the driveway of an apartment building.


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

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A would-be armed robber got a final taste of his own medicine Monday night when his victim pulled out a gun of his own and fatally shot his attacker in north city, according to police.

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