$10,000 reward offered in shooting death of student

Update: The President of St. Louis College of Pharmacy is offering a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the shooting death Nicholas Kapusniak, a student at the college.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A college student was shot to death around one o’clock Saturday morning in south St. Louis. It happened at a home near Accomac and Ohio in the Fox Park neighborhood.

The shooting happened where a group of students from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy were gathered in the back yard for a party. A white sedan drove up and an unknown occupant of the vehicle fired gunshots. The vehicle fled the scene to the east.

The victim, identified as Nicholas Kapusniak, 20, of Waukesha, WI, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left side of his torso.  He was carried inside where EMS crews pronounced him dead.

Police are interviewing more than 30 witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS. All calls are anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Statement

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Nicholas Kapusniak. Nick was a member of the Doctor of Pharmacy class of 2017 and the Alpha Zeta Omega professional fraternity. He will be missed by all of us.

We are committed to supporting our students through this very difficult time. Our campus counseling team stands ready to help any student who needs assistance.

20 comments

  • Jen

    FYI…He was a 3rd year student at the St.Louis College of Pharmacy..R IP. I’ll pray for the ones who comment before knowing the facts.

  • NoneYa

    No one said the deceased was a hood rat….I believe they meant the people who did this. South St Louis is NOT a good neighborhood. May he rest in peace.

  • cmwlsy

    I agree, my daughter attends school with him and lives in stl, this is a constant fear. Praying for his family & friends.

  • Student

    He is the second student in our class to die within 2 months, and it’s devastating to our school, because we have less than 1200 students and are all really close. Prayers for our school as we bury another one of our students would be appreciated.

    • StlcopStudent

      The other student was Morgan Ciota who died in a car accident on I-44 during the first snowstorm of the year. ~1/6/14~

      • concerned

        My prayers go out to all of you at your school. I’m so sorry that you have suffered two tragic losses. It’s terrible.

  • Kelly

    My daughter attended college with Nick. This is the second friend/schoolmate that has died within the last few months. Such a tragic and senseless death. I hope they catch the responsible person and they get prosecuted to the fullest extent.

  • james smith

    I think the ladies on the tv mrs wallice i think they were trying to shot in to her house and the man got in to the cross fire and yes this stuff needs to stop butt the people in the hood need to kill off the problems

  • Elizabeth Parker

    I must say, this has effected my family a lot. Though we don’t live in the area, my cousin was Nicks best friend. My cousin was actually the one to bring the body inside the house. My entire family is praying for nicks family and our own.

  • Michael Peppers

    I will put up another $1000 to add to capture of the coward, punk, scum who did this! All pharmacists should join in to catch this creep and put him through the full extent of the law. Pharmaceutically speaking, if you know what I mean!!!

  • MELISSA

    HOW COULD YOU JUST AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME THE SHOOTER WAS BLACK.THATS WHY THERE IS SO MUCH KILLING BECAUSE WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO QUIT HARASSING BLACK PEOPLE. HELL ITS PLENTY OF THUGGISH WHITES IN SOUTH STLOUIS STEREOTYPICAL PEOPLE NEVER GET JUSTICE!

  • Sharadyn

    He was a student with my sister, the other 3rd year student to die this year. They are good people and not “hood rats.” It amazes me how you, along with others in my sister’s case, quickly jump to conclusions when young people suddenly die. He is someones son, boyfriend, friend, nephew, student, and above all, he is a person. Please, show him some respect.

  • Steven Sweeney

    Hood rats are violent criminals with no regard for life..they kill innocents and even torture dogs for fun..No morals, conscience, or family values..Hood rats have ruined the city, and parts of the country..It’s a shame Orkin doesn’t exterminate them..

  • Irwin Williamson

    I agree 100%. I admit the name hood rats is accurate, but out of respect for all others on here, I’ll not express my southern views on them, but will say a very in depth extermination of the entire city would be a first order of business, and would also let alot of good people sleep a little easier at night knowing that these vermin are not going to cause anybody else any heartache.

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