Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law and Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law and Order

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EAST ST. LOUIS > Victims identified in murder-suicide Police said a man fatally shot his estranged wife and wounded their daughter before killing himself Thanksgiving evening at a home in the 700 block of North 75th Street. Authorities identified the dead as Dorothy C. McCaskill, 66, and Bobby G. Stewart, 69. They were at their daughter's home about 6 p.m. when Stewart came downstairs and shot McCaskill several times with a handgun, according to Capt. Jim Morrisey of the Illinois State Police. Stewart fired at his daughter, 44, as she ran to a neighbor's house. She was hit several times in the leg. Police found McCaskill in a front room and took her outside, where she was pronounced dead. They used a robot to search the upstairs and discovered Stewart dead in a bedroom of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound. Authorities recovered two guns in the home. Officials said the daughter's wounds were not considered life-threatening.

ST. LOUIS > DUI may figure in pedestrian death Brandon Jennings, 26, was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver about 2: 50 a.m. Friday while crossing the 6500 block of Manchester Avenue, east of McCausland Avenue, police said. Jennings lived in the 2800 block of Sidney Street in St. Louis. Police arrested the the 26-year-old driver of a Honda Accord, whose name was not released, on suspicion of drunken driving.

JEFFERSON COUNTY > Crash kills driver Gerard Lenzen, 61, of Barnhart, was fatally injured when his southbound pickup ran off Highway 21 near Old Highway 21 and struck a rock bluff about noon Wednesday, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. He died about an hour later at St. Anthony's Medical Center. Lenzen was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

ST. LOUIS > Speeding motorcyclist is killed A motorcyclist died about 4:45 p.m. Thursday after colliding head-on with a car at Chippewa Street and Bamberger Avenue, police said. …

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