Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Driver dies 4 days after being shot * A driver who crashed his car last week after being shot in the Castle Point neighborhood has died, police said Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Khallid Chapman, 23, of the 2600 block of Netherton Drive in unincorporated north St. Louis County. He died Tuesday afternoon, said St. Louis County police Officer Benjamin Granda.

Granda said police had made no arrests and have no suspects in the killing.

Chapman was shot Friday and crashed in the 10200 block of Earl Drive. Chapman's home was about a mile and a half away from where he was shot.

Authorities asked anyone with information about the shooting of Chapman to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-71-8477.

JEFFERSON COUNTY > Three questioned in fatal shooting * Police are questioning three people in connection with the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old St. Louis man early Wednesday.

Police say Ramone Thomas, of the 5000 block of Gilmore Avenue in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, was found dead outside a home in a mobile home park near Fenton.

Thomas had suffered at least one gunshot when he was found dead in the 700 block of Chancellor Lane, said Jefferson County Capt. Gary Higginbotham, who is also commander of the Major Case Squad.

Investigators believe Thomas was targeted, but Higginbotham declined to release information about a motive for the killing and would not confirm whether they found the suspect or suspects they were seeking.

MARION, Ill. > O'Fallon, Ill., man killed in crash * A man from O'Fallon, Ill., died Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer crashed into his van on Interstate 57 in Southern Illinois.

The crash was a few miles north of Interstate 24, about 95 miles southeast of St. Louis.

Wayne S. Maxwell, 57, was driving a GMC van northbound on I-57 when he came upon traffic backed up from a construction project, the Southern Illinoisan newspaper reported based on an Illinois State Police account. …

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