Suspect arrested in Blanchette Park homicide

Suspect arrested in Blanchette Park homicide

Police said Daveon L. Morrison, also known as Da Dha Bang, 19, shot and killed 24-year-old Martell Crump. It is believed that Morrison and Crump knew each other.

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Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 6 at 8:43 AM

Man shot, killed in St. Charles park

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A man wanted for a fatal shooting in Blanchette Park on Saturday turned himself into police Monday.

Police said Daveon L. Morrison, also known as Da Dha Bang, 19, shot and killed 24-year-old Martell Crump.  It is believed that Morrison and Crump knew each other.

Morrison is charged with murder and armed criminal action.

During the shooting, a family reunion and football practice were taking place at the park. "(This is) one of the last place I would think of a shooting," said Coach Ray Taylor. 

Authorities believe an argument between Morrison and victim happened around 6:35 p.m. During the argument, Crump was shot with a handgun. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

One witness said Morrison pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed. He tried a second time, shot the victim, stood over him for several seconds, then calmly walked away from the scene. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call St. Charles Police at 636-949-3309.  Police are asking for anyone with photos or videos from the park taken between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to contact them.

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