Homicides plague St. Louis overnight into Sunday - KMOV.com


Homicides plague St. Louis overnight into Sunday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police are investigating three separate homicides that happened across the St. Louis area early Sunday morning.

The first homicide happened around 12:50 a.m. in the 4100 block of Warne. Officers responded to a call for a “person down” and upon arrival found Timothy Williams, a 17-year-old male, unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Williams was struck in the abdomen, sides, legs, arms, and back. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No witnesses were at the scene.

The second homicide happened around 3:00 a.m. in the 1500 block of South 7th Street. The victim, 35-year-old Shelby Polk, was driving down the street when a nearby officer noticed a suspect firing shots at Polk’s vehicle, a black Dodge Challenger.

After firing shots, the suspect entered the passenger side of a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer and fled the scene.

Polk’s vehicle then hit several parked cars before stopping. After the vehicle stopped, the officer entered Polk’s car and found him dead behind the wheel.

The third homicide happened around 4:00 a.m. near the New Life Evangelical Center. According to police, Marco Warren, 19, was attempting to rob three people, a man and two women, in the 500 block of North 13th Street when a struggle over his gun ensued between him and one of the suspects. When the struggle began, two of the victims ran from the scene to find a police officer.

During the struggle, an unknown suspect emerged from North 13th and St. Charles and began shooting at Warren and the 32-year-old man he was struggling with.

Warren died after sustaining gunshot wounds to the head and torso.  The 32-year-old was struck in the shoulder and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

It is unknown if the shooter knew Warren.  

The homicide total in the city of St. Louis is nearing 100 compared to 159 total in 2014.

In all these incidents, the investigations are ongoing.

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