Weekend Murder Victims Identified

Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Over a three-day period, eight people were murdered and 12 others were shot in St. Louis. We now know the names for six of the people murdered over the weekend.

According to police:

Terrance Smith, 24, was found near a bullet-riddled car near his home the 4400 block of Enright late Sunday night.

Cameron Wilson, 26, of Grover, Missouri, was one of two men shot after a car accident in the 2600 of Rauschenbach about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.  The other victim, a 30-year-old man, is in critical condition. The suspects are identified as two black males.

Deanna Williams, 18, was one of the four people shot Sunday by 41-year-old Marlo Boyd in the 1900 block of North 14th Street, before Boyd took his own life. The other victims are a 15-year-old-girl, a 42-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman. All are in critical condition.

Demarco Mars, 22, was walking with a friend in the 3800 block of Labadie on Friday night when shots were fired from a passing car. The friend was not hit.

Frederick Thomas, 57, was allegedly shot by his nephew Saturday morning in the 1200 block of Gimblin. Jason Westbrook, 33, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Lamar Wise, 35, was allegedly arguing with his wife Saturday in their home on Etzel, when his 19-year-old son shot him. Wise’s wife refused treatment for injuries to her face and neck. No charges have been filed in that case.

There were several non-fatal shootings in the city over the weekend. Among those victims are a 14-year-old girl who was hit by shots fired during a fight between two groups of unknown black males in the 5700 block of Goodfellow late Sunday night. She’s in critical but stable condition.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the neck when he and his 35-year-old brother struggled over one of the guns they pulled on each other while arguing. He’s in stable condition, and the brother is in custody.

A 38-year-old male located in the 4600 block of Page, suffered from a minor graze wound. He was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Two females in their 20’s were inside of a vehicle located in the 2500 block of Goodfellow when an unknown suspect fired shots striking the vehicle. The 26-year-old was struck in the head and taken to the hospital. She is listed as stable. The 21-year-old passenger was not injured. The investigation is ongoing.

In the 4700 block of Sacramento a 21-year-old male was involved in an argument with the 20-year-old male suspect. The victim ordered the suspect to leave his residence and as he was leaving, he fired a shot at the victim – striking him in the upper torso. The victim returned fire, but missed. The suspect fled and is at large. The victim is in the hospital and listen as stable.

Capt. Mary Warnecke tells KMOX police are looking to the public for help solving the cases. It doesn’t appear there’s any connection between them, nor have police noticed a theme or a trend in the killings.

As of this morning, St. Louis has recorded 85 homicides so far this year, compared to 82 at this time last year.

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