Man charged after man killed inside barbershop in The Grove

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 2:43 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 9:33 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Charges have been filed against a 31-year-old man who opened fire inside a barbershop in The Grove, killing one person.

Tiron Bell, 31, was charged with murder, armed criminal action and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said a 31-year-old man entered the Southside Barber & Beauty Salon on Manchester Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and shot a man, killing him. The victim was later identified as Devin Trice. A 32-year-old. Police said the gunman stayed on the scene until officers arrived.

“He walked in for no reason. The victim was shot,” said Major Ryan Cousins with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. “Stranger on stranger. We think there might be some mental issues involved.”

“What caught me off guard was when I saw a bunch of police cars over here shutting down the street,” said Sheryl Myers, owner of City Boutique in The Grove. “This is very unusual for this area.”

SLMPD told News 4 the suspect would undergo a psychological evaluation.

“The earlier we can intervene, the less likely we are to have these tragic events,” said Bart Andrews, a chief clinical official with Behavioral Health Response. “They’ll do an evaluation, and if the person isn’t competent typically, they’ll treat until the person is deemed competent for trial, or sometimes people are never deemed competent for trial if they’re really, really ill.”