ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  A man trying to outrun robbers was gunned down in a north St. Louis street.

It happened just after midnight Sunday in the 1200 block of North 15th when one car pulled alongside another and its occupants announced a robbery.

33-year-old Scipio Aduke Vaughn of Centralia, Illinois tried to run but was shot in the back.

He later died at an area hospital.

The suspects then robbed two other people in Vaughn’s car and took off.

Also Sunday:

Police say an argument led to a fatal shooting in the 59-hundred block of Natural Bridge.

Gerrod Sanchez Smith, 35 of Ferguson, was found lying dead with a gunshot wound to the chest around midday.

Officers recovered an “assault-type rifle” nearby.


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