Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS > Three shot during fight * Three people were being treated for gunshot wounds after an altercation at Goodfellow Boulevard and Sherry Avenue on Tuesday.

St. Louis police say two women and a man were shot just before 5 p.m. when an unknown suspect fired into a group of people fighting outside. Police said a crowd had formed to watch.

It is unknown when the fight began or how many people were involved.

One woman was shot in the leg and the other in the arm, according to police. They were in stable condition, a police spokeswoman said.

The male victim was shot in the lower back. He was listed in critical condition.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Hit-and-run driver strikes child * A 6-year-old was recovering from injuries after being struck in north St. Louis County on Tuesday.

Police were investigating a hit-and-run at Princess and Castle drives about 2:12 p.m. The child was hospitalized.

Officials located an abandoned black Chevrolet Cruze believed to be connected to the accident at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, 10242 Prince Drive, shortly after.

Police records showed the vehicle had been carjacked earlier Tuesday in St. Louis. Three suspects fled the vehicle. A 17-year-old boy was in police custody.

O'FALLON, Mo. > Victim of fatal house fire identified * Authorities have identified an O'Fallon woman who died in a house fire early Monday as Sharon Crader, 68.

Crader was killed and four other people, including her husband and grandson, were injured after the 1 a.m. blaze at their home on Country Life Drive just north of Interstate 70 and east of Main Street.

It wasn't immediately clear where the fire started, but there were heavy flames in a bedroom in the back of the home.

Crader's husband and grandson, along with two police officers, were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation and later released.

CLAYTON > Man gets five years for shooting * A Hazelwood man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison in a deadly shooting last year police say stemmed from a fight over dirty dishes.

Samuel Horine, 30, of the 4800 block of Cherry Blossom Court, pleaded guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the April 11, 2016, shooting death of Keith Coffey. …

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