Suspect charged in shooting of north St. Louis man

Update: St. Louis  police have arrested and charged 20-year-old Ralph Cato, for the murder of 20-year-old Charles Moorehead.  He’s charged with first degree murder, 2 counts first degree assault and 3 counts armed criminal action.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Bullets were flying in St. Louis Tuesday night. One man was killed.
There were at least three shooting scenes in a 4 hour span, including an exchange of gunfire during a car chase.

Investigators say four people were hurt. During that chase, which ended at Broadway and Switzer, there were at least 15 shots fired with four or more people or more fleeing the scene.

Police had yet to find any of them to make sure no one was hurt, as of Tuesday night.

There were at least 3 injured total, including a 20 year old Charles Moorehead, killed in a double shooting in the 3900 block of Ashland in North St. Louis.

Police left one scene with lights flashing and sirens blaring to had to another shooting scene.  It was that kind of day.

The victim in the 4800 block of Kossuth in North St. Louis, was a woman who suffered only a graze wound.  That shooting was around 8:00 o`clock.

The worst came first, on Ashland around 4:15 in the afternoon.

A man approached two men on a front porch and opened fire, shooting one in the back, one in the chest; both men shot wounded as they ran for cover, police said.

“I just heard 3 shots and I ran outside. I just saw a girl running across the street, holler help, and I walked down the street, and saw the boys laying there,” said neighbor, Lisa Land.

“They were on the porch. They got into an argument over a debt. The suspect pulls out a gun.  They went to run inside the house and he fired shots,” said Lt. John Green of the St. Louis Police Department.

About 2 and a half hours later, there was a wild scene at Broadway and Switzer in Baden.

Police responded to the scene of bullet-riddled car;  at least 15 shots fired. The driver of this stolen silver Camaro went nearly a mile on 3 wheels with another car giving chase, witnesses said.

“There`s no victim at this point.  We haven`t located a victim at this point.  All we`ve located at this point are shell casings.  It doesn`t appear anyone was struck.  There`s no blood or blood evidence,” said Lt. Robert Boney of the St. Louis Police Department.

That chase car was a gray Ford Fusion, police said.  Again, one of the victims on Ashland has died.  The other victim was also in his 20`s police said, as was the suspect, who was in custody Tuesday night.  There were no arrests reported in the other cases.

Police did not release any names.

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