Police: Suspects take cigarettes, then shoot victim in north St. Louis

Police: Suspects take cigarettes, then shoot victim in north St. Louis

Police: Suspects take cigarettes, then shoot victim in north St. Louis

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 3:59 PM

5500 Thrush

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(KMOV.com) – Police said a man is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the lower back.

Police said the incident occurred in 5500 block of Thrush at 7:30p.m., Friday. Authorities said the victim was walking home from a store when two suspects approached him as he reached the front gate of his residence.

Authorities said the suspects started kicking and punching the victim, then reached into his left pocket and removed a pack of cigarettes. As the victim tried to run inside, police said he was shot in the lower back. Police said he was taken to a local hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

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