Woman shot and killed in St. Louis' Penrose neighborhood; police say boyfriend is suspect

Woman shot and killed in St. Louis' Penrose neighborhood; police say boyfriend is suspect

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Updated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with more information. 

ST. LOUIS — A woman is dead following a shooting Monday night in the city's Penrose neighborhood, police say. 

Carmen Pawnell, 20, was shot just before 9 p.m. in the 4800 block of Carter Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The suspect is Pawnell's boyfriend. 

Police say he shot the woman in the chest multiple times from outside the residence while she stood in the front door. 

Police ask anyone with information to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371 or if you have a tip, want to remain anonymous and are interested in a reward, contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). 

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