Downtown shooting victim shares near-death experience - KMOV.com

Downtown shooting victim shares near-death experience

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The man who was shot in the head in Downtown St. Louis in late November is alive and sharing his story.

Trey Fletcher thought he was going to die on the evening of Nov. 22. He was shot during an attempted robbery. 

Fletcher told police he saw three men, one approached his car while he was sitting a red light downtown asking for money.

He told the suspect “no.”

“As soon as the light turns green I put my foot on the pedal, again soon as I get ready to pull off I looked that second time and I heard the gun go off and that's when I got shot” said Fletcher. “Instantly, as soon as I got shot, I have to drive off because I'm getting ready to die or he's going to kill me.”  

Fletcher’s car crashed into another car before hitting a planter at 9th and Olive near the Culinaria grocery store.

“I have a 4-year-old. I have a 4-year-old son and the first thing that popped in my head after I got shot was I don't want my son to grow up in a situation without a father. That probably hurt me the most,” said Fletcher. [The bullet] was millimeters from killing me.”

December 1, Travion Brown,19 was charged with one count of assault, one count of attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action in connection to the shooting. He is being held on a $150,000 cash-only bond.

There is a GoFundMe set up to help with Fletcher's medical bills. 

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