Creve Coeur man shot, killed during drug transaction, City PD sa - KMOV.com

Creve Coeur man shot, killed during drug transaction, City PD says

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A man died after being shot multiple times in the 3600 block of Marine Avenue around 1:10 Thursday morning. A man died after being shot multiple times in the 3600 block of Marine Avenue around 1:10 Thursday morning.

SOUTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot early Thursday morning as a 23-year-old Creve Coeur man.

James Gould, 23, sustained gunshot wounds to the head, chest, legs, thighs and buttocks while in the 3600 block of Marine Avenue just after 1 a.m.

According to police, Gould told responding officers he was robbed and shot by at least two suspects while attempting to buy narcotics.

Witnesses told police they saw the victim struggling with two suspects when they heard gunshots and saw the suspects running.

After being found, Gould was taken the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

No suspect description has been made available.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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