Police identify suspect, victim in south St. Louis double shooting


by KMOV.com staff


Posted on March 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 6 at 2:09 PM

(KMOV) -- Authorities have identified the suspect and victim of a double shooting that ended in two deaths in south St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, 37-year-old Terrance Anderson allegedly killed 32-year-old Nichole Haynes and shot his daughter in the 4600 block of Tennessee around 1 p.m.

When officers responded to the scene, they found Haynes on the front porch with gunshot wounds. Police said she was taken to SLU hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

She and the shooter’s 15-year-old daughter was shot once in the arm and once in the leg during the incident. She was taken to a local children’s hospital in stable condition and was expected to survive.

SWAT units initially surrounded the home because they thought the shooter and two-year-old twins may be inside. But when they used a robot to search the house, no one was there.

Shortly after units searched the house, an officer was involved in a shooting in the 4100 block of Turner Avenue. According to police, Anderson fled to a home in that area, and got in a chase with police.

Authorities said the car then drove over spike strips, and its tires went flat.

Anderson then put the vehicle in reverse, backing toward officers while pointing a gun at them.

That’s when two officers opened fire, shooting him dead. His gun was recovered at the scene.

According to police, the Anderson and Haynes both worked at Target, where he was recently fired. Police said Anderson was going to her house and they were in the process of breaking up when something went wrong.

That’s when the shooting occurred.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.