Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY > Shooting triggers alert * A shooting near Washington University that left a woman injured and prompted a campus alert may have stemmed from a road rage incident.

Investigators were looking for a man driving a black SUV Wednesday afternoon, saying he fired shots at the occupants of a silver car on Forsyth Boulevard near the campus' student union building.

A woman inside the car was struck in the forearm and taken to a hospital. An email sent to members of the Washington University community identified the victim as an employee of Caf Bon Apptit at the Washington University School of Medicine.

After firing, the shooter made a U-turn on Forsyth and continued onto Skinker Boulevard. Police did not say how many shots were fired.

Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said the shooting wasn't random. "The victims indicated that this was a road rage incident," Murphy said. "We are investigating that as a possibility."

ST. LOUIS > New accusation against priest * The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Wednesday that a new allegation of sexual abuse of a minor has been made against the Rev. Thomas J. Graham. The new claim dates to the 1980s at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church in Wildwood.

Graham already lives in a "restricted environment" and is permanently barred from the ministry, the announcement said. He was convicted in 2005 on a claim that he had oral sex with a teenager at the Old Cathedral downtown in the 1970s, but the Missouri Supreme Court overturned the case the following year, saying it was based an ambiguous statute.

The archdiocese says reports of abuse can be made to Deacon Phil Hengen, director of child and youth protection, at 314-792-7704, or the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-392-3738.

ST. LOUIS > Officer involved in crash is charged * A St. Louis police officer is facing criminal charges after police say he crashed his personal car into a deputy fire chief's parked vehicle on April 7.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce's office charged Jeffrey Trares, 37, Wednesday with excessive blood alcohol content. Court documents show Trares took a breath test at the scene of the crash in the 4600 block of McCausland Avenue at 5:13 a. …

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