ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – (UPDATED 8:18 a.m. Thursday) The Major Case Squad is called in to help solve a triple murder this morning in the north St. Louis county of Pine Lawn.
Two dead men under a blood-stained white sheet, a third man dead behind the wheel of the car, shell casings sprnkled the pavement where they had fallen when shots errupted in the 10 o’clock hour.
North County Cooperative Police Chief Tim Swope says several calls came in about 10:15 a.m. for shots fired in the 4500 block of Rosewood, with several victims down.
The victims have been identified as 29-year-old Calvin Walker, 29-year-old Andrew Green and 23-year-old Marquise Cooper. All three lived in St. Louis.
Swope is eager for help from the Major Case Squad.
“Just getting those bodies on the ground – 30 people, 30 detectives knocking on doors, just following leads from, you know, an hour into this. That is so very important to point us in the right direction,” he says.
Swope says a triple killing is rare.
“There was some very aggressive actions by the suspects, so were going to do everything we can to get this done very quickly,” he says. “Anytime you shoot three people, that in itself, is a pretty good statement.”
Police have one good clue: A witness saw two cars leave the scene – a black Nissan Altima and a white Impala with a spot lamp on the side like an old police car.