Major Case Squad hands over theater homicide investigation back - KMOV.com

Major Case Squad hands over theater homicide investigation back to local police

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Major Case Squad turned over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a University City man at the AMC 12 Theater to the Creve Coeur Police Department.

In a news release Friday afternoon, the Major Case Squad said they have identified at least two persons of interest in the shooting of Ned Booker.  While those two subjects were taken into custody, police said there is not yet enough evidence to charge them.

Four people were arrested after they led officers on a chase through north St. Louis County and City on Wednesday night. At lease of those suspects was believed to be connected to the Creve Coeur homicide.

St. Louis County Police said the chase started around 7:30 p.m. in Spanish Lake off Laredo. Police said they went to the Spanish Lake home to speak to several people they believe had information on the shooting in Creve Coeur.  

The four individuals they wanted to speak with jumped into a car and led police on a 15-mile chase that ended near the Central West End. 

All four people inside the car were taken into custody.  Nobody was injured in the incident. Police later determined one of the four people inside the car is a person of interest in the case. The other three are not considered suspects.

Police say 28-year-old Ned Booker, of University City, (seen above in his driver's license photo) was found dead of a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the AMC Creve Coeur 12 Theater, located in the 10400 block of Olive Boulevard, around 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told police they saw at least one person shoot the victim and flee the parking lot in an unknown vehicle towards Olive Boulevard. Police said the shooting does not appear to be random.

No further information has been released.

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