Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For the second time, Missouri is No. 1 in a list ranking states with the highest black homicide victimization rates.
Missouri leads the nation in homicides involving black victims for the second year in a row with a rate seven times higher than the national average. The Violence Policy Center released a study ranking Missouri first out of the 50 states in a list of black homicide victimization rates. In Missouri, 34.72 per 100,000 black people are victims of homicide, according to the study. Firearms, especially handguns, are overwhelmingly the weapons of choice in homicides, according to the study. Eighty-seven percent of black homicide victims were killed with guns in 2009, the year with the most recent data available. Of the 239 black homicide victims in Missouri in 2009, 206 were male and 33 were female. In St. Louis, 125 of the 143 homicides in 2009…
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Police say the 64-year-old victim was stabbed in an apparent robbery. Another victim was shot, but survived.
Two men and one woman have been charged with murder in Friday’s homicide of Dennis M. Price at a house on New Hampshire Avenue in Affton. Kenneth A. Medert, 29, of Barnhart, MO, Sandra A. Medert, 33, of Arnold, and Matthew L. Angle-Marshall, 19, of Arnold, were all charged Sunday with one count of second-degree murder, one count of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action, according to a press release issued by St. Louis County Police spokesman Rick Eckhard. The Friday night robbery took place on the 8600 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Affton, near Affton High School. Police responded to reports of gunshots and found Price dead and the 61-year-old homeowner wounded by a gunshot. …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Police took persons of interest into custody Saturday.
One man is dead and another wounded after a shooting in Affton Friday night. Police responded at 10:30 p.m. Friday to a report of gunshots on the 8600 block of New Hampshire Avenue, according to a news release from county police spokesman Rick Eckhard. Police discovered 64-year-old Dennis M. Price of Desoto, MO, dead at the house. The medical examiner’s office has not released the cause of death. The 61-year-old homeowner, a friend of Price, was shot, but his wounds were not life threatening. Police believe that the men were the victims of a robbery. Eckhard said in the release that county police took several persons of interest into custody at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Charges have not been filed and the case is still under investigation.