Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS > Shooting victims are identified * Two men shot and killed Thursday night at a car wash were identified on Friday as Cortez Rossell, 26, of the 16300 block of Hampden Place in north St. Louis County and Vurrie McCole, 43, of the 4900 block of Aubert Court in St. Louis.

The pair were fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the WestSide Car Wash, 1911 Goodfellow Boulevard, police said.

A third man, 38, was found in the area of Cote Brilliante Avenue and Goodfellow Boulevard, suffering from a graze wound to the face. He refused medical treatment. That man told police the two who were slain had been inside the car wash when he heard shots. He said he didn't see who fired.

Rossell was found nearby, on the sidewalk in the 5700 block of Lotus Avenue, with wounds in the head, back and side. McCole was found on the car wash floor, shot in the face.

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS > Kidnapping charge is filed * Keith L. Ivy, 41, has been charged with kidnapping for allegedly abducting his ex-girlfriend from her job Oct. 11 and saying they were "going to die tonight." Police here said Ivy and an unidentified man showed up at the Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, and forced her into a car, as witnesses tried but failed to stop them.

Police arrived in time to hear her scream, "Don't let them take me!" but it was unclear if officers gave chase. Court records say the woman managed to escape and was found at a QuikTrip in Ferguson.

Ivy, of the 10000 block of Clairmont Drive in an unincorporated area of St. Louis County, was held in lieu of $100,000 cash-only bail. He was recently released from prison in Georgia and was on probation for a drug conviction in St. Louis County, court records say. He also has a pending drunken driving charge. Authorities said his alleged accomplice has not yet been charged.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY > Man who threatened tree trimmers is sentenced * A man who police said fired a crossbow and used a scoped rifle to threaten tree trimmers working for Ameren has been ordered to attend a 120-day substance abuse treatment program in the state prison system.

The man Herbert J. …

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