An 18-year-old is in police custody tonight facing possible charges in the attempted robbery and shooting death of an investigator for the Missouri Attorney General's office. Tyrone Thompson worked as a consumer fraud investigator for the AG's office. He was also a former police chief of Pagedale and worked as an officer in University City. He is the son of Betty Thompson a well-known former state rep from U-City.
The second suspect in this case--Jakeem Hicks-- wasn't so fortunate. He was shot in an exchange of gunfire with Thompson. Police say that Thompson pulled out his own gun when the two suspects tried to rob him. Hicks was wounded. He stumbled about four houses away from where the shooting occurred, collapsed and died on the scene.
When we were covering the news conference today police said it seems that young people think nothing of carrying a gun these days. And think nothing of using it.