Police Release Names of Victims Killed in Bloody Rampage at North St. Louis Factory

As reported last night, St. Louis police say four people, including the gunman, died yesterday in a deadly assault at the ABB Incorporated plant in north St. Louis. Five others were taken to the hospital where as of last night two remained in critical condition and two more in fair condition. A fifth shooting victim was treated and released yesterday. 

Early this morning police released the names and descriptions of those who died. They are:
  • Carlton J. Carter, a 57-year-old black male of the 6000 block of Henner in St. Louis. Carter was shot once in the head and was found outside the building. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Terry Mabry, a 55-year-old white male of the 30 block of S. Shetland Trails in Moscow Mills, Missouri. Mabry was shot once in the leg and once in the head. He was found outside the building and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Cory Wilson, a 27-year-old white male of the 200 block of N. Combs in Collinsville, Illinois. Wilson was shot once in the shoulder and once in the head. He was found inside the building and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Suspected gunman Timothy G. Hendron, a 51-year-old white male of the 300 block of Dobbin Road in Webster Groves. Hendron died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound underneath the chin. He was found inside the building and pronounced dead at the scene.

This is How One Convicts the Deceased of Buying Drugs in a Headline

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The death of Carrie Shaw was allegedly over a drug deal gone-bad, but you wouldn't know it by this headline that is still live on a local news Web site. Other news outlets, including us, included the all-important "possible" or "alleged" in the headline. 

The below station however, acts as judge-and-jury with this matter-of-fact headline:

Carrie Shaw, St. Louis Homicide No. 3: Shot in Vehicle After Alleged Drug Deal

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A mother from Columbia, Illinois, was killed early Sunday morning around 3:30 a.m. after a suspected drug buy in south St. Louis.

Carrie Shaw, 40, was shot several times while entering the southbound Interstate 55 ramp off South 7th Street. Her car crashed following the shooting. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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Awful Breakup: Teen Charged in Neck-Slashing Death of Tyra Whittaker, 18

Kyle D. Starks
A Metro East family mourns the death of Tyra Whittaker, who died Sunday night of a slash-wound to her neck, allegedly at the hands of her former boyfriend.

Police officials say Kyle D. Starks, 19, of Cahokia, slashed the neck of Whittaker, 18, with a "razor knife", after she tried to break up with him at his home. Whittaker was a resident of nearby Washington Park.

The two were to be married this coming Valentine's Day, according to one report.
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St. Louis: Ten Ghastliest Crimes of 2009

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This year's murder rate shouldn't eclipse last year's homicide numbers. (At least not in the city limits of St. Louis where police report 143 killings through December 21 compared to 165 by the same date in 2008.)

Still, 2009 provided plenty of horrific and senseless murders in a city known as one of America's most dangerous. Here in ascending order are what Daily RFT considered to be the worst of those crimes. 

10. Eat-Rite Slaying

D'Angelo Tate
Shevette Chambers shared a meal August 16 with known thug D'Angelo Tate and several other people at the popular downtown diner, Eat-Rite. Upon leaving the restaurant around 3 a.m., Tate's girlfriend showed up in the parking lot and confronted her hubbie about being with Chambers. The two women got into an argument that ended when Tate allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and fired four bullets into Chambers, leaving her dead.

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Charles W. Kemp, 18, Shot and Killed After He Allegedly Tried to Steal Pickup Truck

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Charles W. Kemp, 18, didn't have to pop the lock with a screwdriver, or bust out the window of the pickup he was trying to steal on Sunday morning. It was unlocked and the engine was already running.

But while the theft might have appeared easy, Kemp probably didn't count on the truck's owner shooting him dead.

The truck in question was a black, 1999 Ford F-150 extended cab, similar to the one below, according to Michelle Robertson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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The Big Bloody: Three Killed Saturday in Separate Shootings

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It was a deadly Saturday this past weekend in St. Louis.

Early in the day -- around 8:30 a.m. -- police discovered a man shot to death in an apartment in the 2900 block of California in south St. Louis.

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Police suspect that the victim, described as a man in his 50s, was killed during a drug deal.

A couple hours later -- around 10:45 a.m. -- police responded to the 4500 block of Aldine in north St. Louis.

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The Big Bloody: Police Arrest Two for Murder of Illinois Teen Shot While Buying Drugs

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Law officers in Madison County, Illinois, charged two individuals earlier this week with the killing of 19-year-old Stephen C. Nemsky.

Nemsky, of Granite City, was found near his vehicle around 10:30 p.m. last Thursday in the 4100 block of Division Street in his hometown. He had been shot once in the neck.

As reported in the Belleville News-Democrat, the deceased was allegedly attempting to purchase marijuana the night of December 10 from 16-year-old Javeon D. Hawkins and 21-year-old Vincent R. Blue.
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The Big Bloody: Man Charged With Killing His Teenage Girlfriend

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Dajuan Drake
St. Louis police yesterday charged Dajuan Keith Drake, 29, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Sunday morning shooting of Kenyetta Brown.

Brown, 18, was shot in the head and torso around 10 a.m. December 13 in the 6200 block of Emma where she lived. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Drake, of the 1600 block of N. 18th Street, is being held on a $750,000 bond.

The Big Bloody: Three Sunday Shootings Leave One Dead, Two Injured

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'Twas another bloody Sunday in St. Louis yesterday with police responding to three separate shootings.

The first occurred around 10 a.m. yesterday morning in the 6200 block of Emma in north St. Louis, near the intersection with Goodfellow Boulevard.

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That's where police arrived to find 18-year-old Kenyetta Brown shot in the torso and head. She was declared dead on the scene. Police later arrested Brown's boyfriend -- who's yet to be identified.

The day's second shooting occurred around 9:15 p.m. in the 5900 block of Lucille near Riverview Boulevard.
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