Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Police Identify Shooting Victim from under Merchants Bridge

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Police Identify Shooting Victim from under Merchants Bridge

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ST. LOUIS * A man who was shot Friday morning along the St. Louis Riverfront Trail, near Merchants Bridge north of downtown, has been identified by police as Quintin Lawrence.

Officers responding to a call for a shooting found Lawrence, 51, of the 4500 block of Alice Avenue, unconscious in the front passenger seat of a white minivan, police said Monday. He died later at a hospital.

Officials said Lawrence was inside the parked vehicle when two men approached about 10:20 a.m., announced a robbery and produced a firearm. As Lawrence tried to run away on foot, one of the men shot him.

At the scene Friday, Police said two men drove up in a red Mustang and asked for help with the car's battery. The victim helped them and returned to the driver's seat of the van before the two announced a robbery and shot him, police said Friday. …

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