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New photos may help police catch suspect who killed mother

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NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Authorities are investigating a double homicide in which a child saw his mother murdered in cold blood. 

The shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Mimika and Shulte in north St. Louis.  Yevette Fitzpatrick said she won’t forget the moment the victim’s child told her his mother was dead.

“For him to say his mommy is dead and I said 'no don't say that,” said Fitzpatrick.

Police said the mother was 24-year-old Whitney Brown.  The male victim was 28-year-old Devon Fletcher.  Someone driving a gold or tan pickup truck approached them and started firing, police said.  Brown was shot in the chest and Fletcher was shot in the stomach. 

Fitzpatrick said she can’t believe what happened.

“It saddens me. That somebody's baby. That baby is without mother now,” said Fitzpatrick.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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