Why the victim of a shooting near the Loop is going to prison


by KMOV.com Staff


Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 22 at 8:42 AM

Loop shooting

View larger map

(KMOV.com) - The victim in a shooting in midtown St. Louis was sentenced to prison after he illegally had a gun in his possession.

Braland Norman has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Norman was shot before speeding away and getting into a wreck near Delmar and Skinker. Norman is going to prison because he is a convicted felon who was not allowed to own a gun.

See original story on the shooting Norman was in below:

(KMOV.com) -- One man is in critical condition from a gunshot wound as police discovered the man near the Pageant in the Delmar Loop.

Authorities said the shooter hopped out of a black SUV and opened fire at another car striking the driver in the back. Police said the victim took off, but lost control of his vehicle and hit a minivan with people inside.

Photos: 1 hospitalized following Delmar Loop shooting 

According to police, the people inside the van were just bystanders and are expected to be okay.

The incident happened at the corner of Skinker and Delmar around 7 p.m. Sunday night. Red light cameras captured the incident and the alleged shooter running from the scene. 

Mobile users click here.  

The suspect seen in this red light camera video fled after the driver of the vehicle he was occupying suffered gunshot wounds to the back, causing him to crash their vehicle. The suspect is seen in this video fleeing the scene. Not only did the suspect leave illegal narcotics and a 9mm pistol behind, he went on to steal a vehicle to flee the scene before police arrived. 

Detectives are requesting your help to identify the individual in this video. The red light camera captured this video, but they need your help to solve this case. If you recognize this criminal or have any information regarding this incident, contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. It's anonymous and tips leading to an arrest are eligible for a $1,000 reward.