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Police arrest 3 suspects in 6 St. Louis murders

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A violent 13 hours in the city of St. Louis.  Six people were killed in five different locations. Police have made three arrests in those cases. Among the murders was, a robbery caught on tape at the Drury Inn on Hampton in south St. Louis.  Mayor Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson vow they won't let the criminals win as they spoke during a press conference this afternoon.

The manager at the Drury Inn near Hampton Avenue and I-44 was shot to death during a robbery attempt, according to police. They believe the suspects walked into the hotel and demanded money. Police said when the manager refused to comply he was shot in the head. Moments later they raced away from the scene in a black Honda.

Police say around 12:30 a.m. Thursday two men were shot during a robbery near Osage and Arkansas.  They have surveillance video of the murder scene. Three suspects ran away after the shooting.  Neighbors called 911 and shortly after first responders arrived. But, Jerivon Taylor, 20, died at the scene and Eric Lee, 20, died later at a hospital.

Another shooting also happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning on Bandero drive. Kenny Burgett, 20, was shot to death outside an apartment complex in the 7800 block. Police say Burgett was killed by his girlfriend`s ex-boyfriend during an argument.  A 19-year-old black male was taken into custody in this incident. Another suspect was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after making threats.

Just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, a man was shot to death in the 5000 block of Cates Avenue. The victim was shot as he was running from an apartment. When first responders arrived, the 34-year-old was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A suspect, identified as 29-year-old Ramon Demery, was taken into custody near 13th and Chouteau. He was armed with a pearl-handled, silver revolver.

Demery was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, exhibiting a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon. He has previous convictions in the state of California for carrying a concealed weapon (2007), marijuana possession (2010), and being a felon in possession of a firearm (2011).

Finally, police say one woman was shot to death on Tucker boulevard during a confrontation at a car with a man who she knew.  A male passenger was wounded in the hands. A second passenger was not hurt.  The suspect fled the scene but was captured a short time later.

"I put forward a two year plan to add 160 more officers to the St. Louis police department. We need to get these hardened criminals off the street, we need to resources to do it. We have to make sure that law abiding citizens are not at a disadvantage against these criminals." said Mayor Slay.
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