Woman Shot Outside Ladue Schnucks; Man Sought by Police Found Dead

LADUE, Mo. (AP)(UPDATED 4:18 p.m.) Ladue Police Lt. Ken Andreski calls it a domestic incident turned fatal, after Michael Hutson, 51, shot his estranged wife Kathleen Hutson, 50, this morning outside the Schnucks store in Ladue.

Michael Hutson was later found dead inside a van near a tire store in Richmond Heights.

Kathleen Hutson is out of surgery, and in critical but stable condition.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

Authorities in suburban St. Louis say a man found dead inside a van was wanted for questioning in a shooting that injured a woman outside a grocery store in Ladue.

An officer heard shots fired outside the Schnucks store in Ladue around 5 a.m. Tuesday. The officer found a middle-aged woman shot by the entrance to the store. Her name and details about the severity of her injuries have not been released.

About two hours later, a man described as a “person of interest” in the shooting was found dead inside a van in Richmond Heights, another St. Louis suburb just a few miles from Ladue. Officials believe the van was the same one seen leaving the store after the shooting. Officials believe the man committed suicide.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

UPDATE: Officer Ken Andreski of the Ladue Police Department says an officer was patrolling the area around 4:30 this morning and heard shots coming from the building. Upon investigation, the officer found a female victim on the ground.

The victim has been taken to a local hospital but no details have been released on her condition.

Police are currently reviewing surveillance tapes in hopes of identifying the suspect.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Breaking news in Ladue this morning at the Schnucks at Clayton Road and Lindbergh. KMOX has confirmed there has been a shooting, but we have not learned the name or condition of the victim.

Several shell casings were discovered at the scene and multiple evidence markers have been placed outside the entrance where the crime scene unit is investigating.

Employees say they are not being allowed in the building, and the person inside is “not doing OK,” though nothing has been confirmed by police at this time.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

image11 Woman Shot Outside Ladue Schnucks; Man Sought by Police Found Dead

Shooting at Ladue Schnucks early 3.28.17 (KMOX/Brain Feldman)

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