Suspect captured by police shortly after shooting -

Suspect captured by police shortly after shooting

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS ( – A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting a man who was walking in the 1300 block of Hodiamont on Monday.

Police say the 31-year-old suspect shot at a 43-year-old who was walking north on Hodiamont around 2:30 in the afternoon. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. After being shot, the victim walked to a nearby store and contacted police.

While the victim was inside the store, the suspect entered and assault the victim by kicking him. The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

When police arrived to the scene, they located the suspect near Hodiamont and Minerva. The suspect was taken into custody. Police say they also recovered the suspect’s gun, which they believe was stolen.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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