Mechanic shot, killed while closing up shop in Florissant - KMOV.com

Mechanic shot, killed while closing up shop in Florissant

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FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at an auto body shop in Florissant Thursday evening.

Around 5:30 p.m., Alan Roach was shot and killed at Montgomery Auto Parts on Washington Street. When officers arrived, they found Roach dead in his shop.

“We were sitting on the front porch. We heard one gun shot and that’s all we heard,” said Tonja, a resident in the area. “We weren’t for sure, but then we heard all the sirens.”

Police say Roach was closing up the shop when he was killed.

“He was just a gentle, little guy. He would give the shirt off his back,” said Paul Arman, a close friend of Roach’s. “I’ve known him for twenty years. He didn’t have any enemies.”

Many residents said the area is not known for crime and are concerned violent crime is spreading.

The Major Case Squad is asking anyone with information to call police.

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