Man killed during robbery attempt in St. Louis

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by Stephanie Baumer and Brendan Marks / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 8:59 PM

5800 block of Elmbank

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(KMOV.com) – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot to death in north St. Louis late Monday night.

According to police, 28-year-old Randy Burgess and another man were sitting in a car in the 5800 block of Elmbank around 8:55 p.m. when two suspects approached on foot and announced a robbery.

The suspects fired shots into the vehicle, striking Burgess twice. The driver of the vehicle got out and fled.

Burgess was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say property was later reported missing from the victims’ vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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