Woman Shot To Death In Central West End

Updated with suspect description and victim ID at 8:50 p.m. Saturday, August 18. 

St. Louis (KMOX)–St. Louis police are investigating the death of a woman who was shot in her car Saturday afternoon.  According to a police spokesman, the victim, 23 year old Megan Boken, of Chicago, was sitting in her car near Taylor and Maryland when she was shot twice.  She was struck in the neck and chest, and died a short time later at a hospital.  Witnesses tell police the suspect is a black male in his mid-20’s, 5 foot 8, to 5 foot 10 inches tall, with a thin build and a short haircut.  Police have no motive for the shooting.  Boken was a former graduate of Saint Louis University, in town to visit with college friends.

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