Police: Good Samaritans shot at while trying to help St. Louis assault victim

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by Cory Stark / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 5:44 AM

(KMOV) -- A St. Louis man is in jail after police say he shot at good Samaritans who were trying to stop him from assaulting a woman. 

Police said the incident happened at the intersection of Riverview Blvd. and Thekla Ave. in north St. Louis.

According to court documents, Terence Wright, 21, was assaulting a woman at the intersection. A woman and her two children traveling in their car saw the assault and stopped along with the woman’s sister and her two children in a separate car.

Wright yelled at the two women, but the women stayed to try and help. Then Wright allegedly got out a gun and shot six times at the women and their children. No one was hit.

“Someone is out here trying to save a life and you turn on that person, you are cold,” said Usseni Hayes, a St. Louis resident.  “Where is your heart, where is your sympathy and compassion.”

Police said after firing the shots, Wright ran to a nearby apartment complex. Police located him there and when officers attempted to arrest him, Wright threw a punch at one of the officers.

 

Wright is in jail and held on a $200,000 cash bond.

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