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Spate of shootings result in at least seven deaths over 2 days in St. Louis city, county

Spate of shootings result in at least seven deaths over 2 days in St. Louis city, county


Updated at 1:15 p.m. Sunday with more details.

ST. LOUIS — Police on Saturday were investigating at least three homicides that were among seven killings in the city and St. Louis County over about two days.

Police were called to the 4600 block of South Spring Avenue in the city’s Dutchtown neighborhood about 11:30 a.m. Saturday where they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. John Young III, 42, of the 3700 block Neosho, was taken to a hospital where he died. Police arriving at the scene were told by a suspect that he shot the victim after confronting him over personal matters. Officers arrested a suspect.

About an hour earlier, a man was found fatally shot in the 700 block of Thrush, police said. The man was found in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers said Sunday that the man was not identified; officers found him in the vehicle while responding to a call about a suspicious person in the 700 block of Bittner.

Homicide investigators were called Saturday evening to the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue where police said a man in his 20s was shot multiple times in the torso. On Sunday, officers said the man was suffering from "puncture wounds," and that he hadn't been identified yet.

About 8:10 p.m. Friday, Kevon Watson, 17, was shot and killed in the 6000 block of Garesche Avenue in the city’s Walnut Park West neighborhood, police say. Police said Watson’s address was in the 4900 block of Fountain Avenue.

Bander Abdel-Majed, 18, of the 1600 block of Centenary Court, was shot about 2:40 p.m. Friday in the 4100 block of North Grand Boulevard near the city’s Fairground Park, police said. He died later at a hospital.

Shortly after noon Friday, a man was fatally shot inside the Quick Shop Market at 4478 Natural Bridge Avenue in the city’s Greater Ville neighborhood. The man has not been identified by authorities.

A shooting late Thursday night in the city’s O’Fallon neighborhood left one man dead. Police said Victor Hackbarth, 45, was found fatally shot about 11:15 p.m. in the 4100 block of Turner Avenue. Police said he had been involved in a vehicle crash. Hackbarth lived in the 1800 block of Spencer Avenue in Overland.

Homicide detectives ask that anyone with information on these incidents call 314-444-5371 or, to remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

In St. Louis County, police have arrested a man in a deadly shooting about 12:50 a.m. Friday. Damontay Pugh, 17, was charged Friday with killing Demetrius Simpson, 41, in the 7200 block of Emma Avenue in Jennings.

In June, there were at least 28 homicides in the city of St. Louis, according to crime data compiled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

2020 St. Louis area homicide map: Click the top left corner of the map to see a list of homicides by date. Then, click the date for a summary of what happened.

Type of killing
Unspecified Homicide
Police Shooting
Justified Homicide
Child Abuse
Vehicular Homicide
Suspicious Death


2019 homicide map

2018 homicide map

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2015 homicide map

2014 homicide map

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