Kamron Caldwell (L), Keirra Thomas (R) (Credit: SLMPD)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -
Two suspects are facing charges in connection to a shooting at a school bus stop as children were being dropped off from school in south St. Louis.
Kamron Caldwell and Keirra Thomas are charged in the March 17 shooting.
Police said the incident happened on Hydraulic Avenue near Amberg Park, where a school bus was letting off young children.
According to police, a group of parents were picking up their children from a school bus stop when they were approached by Caldwell and Thomas. After an argument ensued, Caldwell and Thomas fired their handguns at the parents and children.
When the shots rang out, one parent, whose kids had just gotten off the bus, grabbed his gun, which he has a concealed carry permit for, and began to fire back at the shooters.
“The kids were right there, I told them to move, to get out of the way. I did what I had to do,” said the parent.
The bullets fired by the initial shooters did not hit anyone. It is not known if the shots fired by the parent hit the suspects.
When the bus driver heard the shots, the parent said the driver drove the bus out of the area as fast as he could.
Police said when Caldwell was arrested, the gun in his possession had the serial numbers filed off.
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