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Suspect, 19, helped alleged police shooter carry out another carjacking, robbery

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Salvatore Hartzell, 19, is accused of helping George Bush III carjack and rob a woman in south St. Louis on Nov. 19. Bush allegedly shot Sgt. Tom Lake the next day. Credit: SLMPD Salvatore Hartzell, 19, is accused of helping George Bush III carjack and rob a woman in south St. Louis on Nov. 19. Bush allegedly shot Sgt. Tom Lake the next day. Credit: SLMPD
George Bush III seen in a previous mugshot (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department) George Bush III seen in a previous mugshot (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

The man who allegedly shot a St. Louis Police officer last month has been connected to yet another violent crime, this time, a carjacking committed just one day before. 

George Bush III reportedly shot Sgt. Tom Lake on November 20. Bush was killed by police later that night. 

News 4 has now learned that Bush was connected to an armed carjacking in the 5500 block of Devonshire in South City on November 19. 

According to court documents, a woman was parking in front of a home when a man got out of a car, approached her with a gun and stole her Nissan Xterra, along with her purse and her phone. The man drove away and the car he got out of, followed him. 

Further investigation showed that Bush was the man who allegedly committed the robbery. Police say 19-year-old Salvatore Hartzell also committed robbery and armed criminal action because he was driving the car Bush exited.

The two are friends on Facebook and are depicted in several photos together. 

Hartzell, though, isn’t the first person police say helped Bush commit violent crimes. Ryan Sasse has also been charged for his part in a carjacking that police say he committed with Bush.

Sgt. Tom Lake survived his injuries and was recently honored at the Guns and Hoses boxing match.

Hartzell is currently on probation for misdemeanor Stealing.

He’s now being held on $100,000 cash only bond.

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