Police: Pedestrian struck and killed now ruled homicide

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UPDATE: Police have classified this incident as a homicide. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined by the medical examiner. A 50-year-old man has been taken into custody.

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - St. Louis Police say a man was struck by a car and killed on Arlington Avenue and Lillian Avenue in North St. Louis sometime before 6:30 Tuesday morning.

It was not immediately clear if the vehicle involved in the incident was still at the scene.

Officers blocked off the area with crime-scene tape. Officers on the scene called Accident Reconstruction Investigators to the area.


  • Charles Dobson

    Myself and my family would appricate a follow up to this story because we think this is more than what was reported like where is the gun he carried because of the neighborhood? Where was his brand new ford f250 truck ? Why was he there?,and why was his cell phone not on him.he was my cousin and was a good guy in the wrong place. We think you fox 2 should investigate this as a robbery or car jacking it’s more than a pedestrian struck his name was James P Buck born nov 1973 and has a 4yr old child now without a father!

  • Cristy Harp

    Understand the family isnt gonna just let this go. To many unanswered questions that need answered.So please, if anyone knows anything come forward. Imagin if it was your loved one ,wouldnt you want someone to help.He has left behind many who love n will miss him.

  • Karen J Dobson

    John, big fan, appreciate your humor, but this young man was my nephew,I love him dearly, anyone that knew him would. He was that kind of human being that if you needed something, & he had it, he’d give it, or if an animal was in trouble, he took care of it. He wasn’t a Saint, he was human. I understand at this time they have someone in custody, please make this right.

    • Cristy Harp

      Aunt Karen im so sorry for your loss.He goes to heaven to many other loved ones.An angel to watch over all who love him.If I can help with anything please just let me know. I love you

  • Charles Dobson

    Thank you fox2 and St. Louis police for your follow up and investigation. Now hopefully why? Will be soon to follow.

  • monique

    He will truely be missed he was a bestfriend to my boyfriend devonte he was always there for him and me. He was also a godfather to our daughter who will be here in july. We both miss him alot he was a smart nice loving guy. Im praying for his family for this terrible lost. i still cant believe u are gone. We still mourning this feeling wont ever go away. We love u James R.I.P we know you are watching over us your family. We need justice and closure.

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