ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 10:43 a.m. 3/22/17) St. Louis police say the person of interest they were looking for in relation to the fatal MetroLink shooting earlier this week has been located, and is no longer a person of interest.
Our previous reporting:
Homicide investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest in connection with Sunday’s MetroLink shooting.
The suspect is approximately 16 to 19 years old, with medium twistie-style hair, wearing an orange coat, black pants and purple flip flop-style shoes and carrying a purple Adidas bag.
He was last seen at the Central West End MetroLink station.
An innocent bystander at the Busch Stadium MetroLink platform was shot in the head Sunday night from a gun fired inside a train. The man is hospitalized in critical condition.
Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
Our previous reporting is as follows:
Investigators are hoping surveillance video helps them track down the group criminals responsible for Sunday night’s shooting at the Busch Stadium MetroLink platform.
Police say that after getting on the westbound train, six suspects – four males and two females – tried to force a man and his son to give them cash.
When the son finally gave them $5, one of the suspects pistol-whipped him. The gun went off and the bullet struck a man standing on the Busch Stadium platform in the head.
The suspects got off the train there and ran. The assault victims met with police at the Central West End station.
Detectives will be looking at the video from the stadium platform and from the station where the suspects got onto the train in the Metro-East.
The shooting victim, who police believe is homeless, is in critical condition and may not make it.