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Suspect Captured Day After Deadly Attack In St. Louis Home

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Rico Combs

story updated: August 15, 2013 at 9:10pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police say they’ve captured the man wanted for first-degree murder and other charges stemming from a shooting at a home where three children were inside.

A police spokesperson says officers took 25-year-old Rico Combs into custody, Thursday evening, following a foot chase in the 2800 block of Victor.

Combs faces charges of: murder, assault, domestic assault, burglary, armed criminal action, and endangering the welfare of a child.

our earlier story:

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis police are searching for a man charged with first-degree murder and other crimes for a fatal shooting at a home where three children were also inside.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office on Thursday charged 25-year-old Rico Combs, who remains at large.

The attack happened Wednesday night. Police say Combs forced his way into the home through a window and shot 27-year-old John Gorman in the head and chest, shot a 25-year-old man in the cheek, and pistol-whipped a 23-year-old woman.

Children ages 3, 5 and 7 were in the home; it wasn’t clear if they saw the attack. Police say they are the children of the female victim and Combs. They were not hurt.

The second shooting victim was in critical condition.

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