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Man carjacks woman in St. Louis and then is fatally shot, police say

Man carjacks woman in St. Louis and then is fatally shot, police say


ST. LOUIS — A man who had just carjacked a woman barely made it a quarter of a mile before he crashed the vehicle and was found mortally wounded, St. Louis police said Tuesday.

Officers responded about 4 p.m. Monday to a carjacking in the 1000 block of Vandeventer Avenue, where a 29-year-old woman told them that a man had just stolen her car. As police were investigating, they received a call for a car wreck with injuries just around the corner in the 3700 block of Finney Avenue, according to a police summary of the incident.

On Finney Avenue, police found a 25-year-old man in the driver's seat of the woman's car. The man was suffering from a gunshot wound and he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not released the man's identity.

Authorities did not indicate how the suspect was shot or whether the woman was armed and fired on the carjacker.

No other information was released by authorities Tuesday. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

Police are encouraging anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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