Police still searching for gunman in Blachette Park homicide

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) - Police continue to search for 19-year-old Daveon L. Morrison, the person they believe shot and killed a St. Charles man at a family reunion in St. Charles’ Blanchette Park Saturday night.  Among those who were there, there is very little doubt as to the identity of the killer.

Willie Brown, 62, was walking in the park Sunday morning; about twelve hours after the shooting sent those attending the annual August picnic scrambling.  He was in low spirits.  His nephew, Martell Crump, was the one killed.

“Been around him all his life.  From the time he was born,” Brown said of the 24 year old.  “We heard this ‘pow’ that sounded like a firecracker.  And I looked, I was standing right there, and I seen him fall in slow motion.  And the dude went running off that way.”

Upon releasing the original details of the shooting, police would only say that the killer and victim knew one another.  But those who know both men say there was more to it than that.

“They’re friends.  For them to happen, them two together, they’re together all the time. They’re close buddies,” Raven Edwards, a friend of the victim said.

Several people who witnessed the attack told us, both on and off camera, the same name when asked about the killer.  Countless witnesses saw him run off.  All we spoke to were shocked that a squabble between Crump and the man universally believed to be the killer would end in violence.

“Great friends, like go out to the club friends,” Edwards said of the pair.  “Like you see them in the car together.  Earlier, I was in the car and saw three of them in the car together.  He waved at me and everything.  Like they’d be on Facebook talking to each other so this is like a surprise like, whoa! You did this to him?”

Crump had had his share of problems.  He served prison time on drug and robbery charges.  But his uncle says he had left that life behind.  He was the father of a four month old baby whose pictures are prominent on his Facebook page.  A second child is on the way.

“Changed his life around,” Brown said.  “He just got out of prison and stuff.  Changed his life around and got a job, a couple of jobs actually. And he was in school.”

A changing life that came to an abrupt end in front of dozens of friends and family Saturday night.

If you have any information contact St. Charles Police at 636-949-3330 or they can do so anonymously through St. Charles Crime Stoppers at 636-949-3333.

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  • Bill Hitchcock

    This constant killing of one another at group gatherings is just horrible for anyone to absorb! Black women should do what ever in necessary to quit having children or continue to watch them slaughter each other!

      • rose

        DJD- Why is Bill and LSL racist? because he has a solution to help these people? What is your solution? TRY to live and LET kill, instead of live and let live? You must be really uninvolved and unaware of what is happening.

      • rose

        DJD- Black people seem to be the only ones o.k. with what is appening. Lets try this one, build a hospital in N. STL that specializes solely in childbirth and gunshot wounds. Wouldn’t need many doctors and only about 40 beds. All paid for by taxpayers in N.STL, charge visiters 50 cents for children, one dollar for adults, to help pay expences. That is more than any hospital is getting now, and families wouldn’t have to travel to go visit victims of crime and all the new arrivals.

      • rose

        DJD, I already know you are missing the point of any help or solution. Actually, you may have the right idea and cheapest solution, DO NOTHING. Although your solution is not working, but if your happy with it, so am I. Just stay out of my area, right now our neighborhood watch is at 100%.

    • DJD

      Rose: If you cannot ascertain they are racist by their comments you need to educate yourself on what a racist is. To advocate that a whole race quit having children is preposterous. For you to describe this as a solution is laughable and I would add you to the racist description. Rose you are also a racist.

      • rose

        DJD is correct, everyone is racist. If I were her, I wouldn’t take one more welfare check from them, no more free rent, food stamps, and she should not allow the likes of these people to pay her medical bills. She should tell them all to shove all that stuff.

      • Truth

        Racism in America today is submitting to the fact that blacks never fully evolved into humanity, are forever stuck in their subhuman chimp forms, and will NEVER be anywhere close to equal to all of humanity.
        There’s your truth. You can attempt to twist it for your own benefit all you wish. But that’s just how it is.
        Racism = reality. Blacks are NOT human. Stop trying to constantly pass these horrible evolutionary lies. Blacks ARE NOT human. Period.

    • Bob

      Bill, women aren’t going to stop having children while the government hands them room and board. For some women, that’s the only thing they are qualified to do since nobody’s going to give them a job.

    • Truth

      The only humane solution, aside from mass niggercide, is forced sterilization of every single one of these subhuman black apes. It is not a matter of if, but when.

    • 2509ms

      Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Mathew 15:11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
      The words in some these comment makes you all no better than the murderer. My heart goes to the family.

    • David

      Why call Charlie ignorant..act right and don’t get caught up in hood rat $h!t and bet you don’t get shot at a family reunion….that’s the other brilliant part of this equation…IT WAS A FAMILY REUNION…and you shoot and kill someone….not like they won’t know who did it….genius!

  • Ms. Villarasa

    We also got the whites shootin’ up schools and movie theatres then here in Chicagoland we have the Hispanics, Blacks and Whites killing up one another. Sometimes I don’t want to be around ANYONE. I work for FSSA in Indiana and we just compiled data and shockingly Whites use more welfare than Blacks and Hispanics. So hmmm…kinda crazy eh?

  • Tim

    It’s sad that a death of a father, son, and brother can birth such racist remarks. Crump was my cousin. Stop believing everything you read or see. The person who killed him was not a family member. And I live in Missouri and work for DFS and the ratio for welfare recipients is 62% white and 38% minorities. Dc of if you decide to spew poison, at least get your facts correct

  • sammy

    Why say anything about race period… A man lost his life, a baby lost their father a woman lost the love of her life, his mother lost her son, his family lost him and go the misfortune of seeing him get murdered at their family reunion. You people aren’t just racist all of you are cold hearted. Why can’t you simpletons keep your racist comments to your self and those who took the time to respond are worse. Try telling the family your praying for them and say your sorry for their lose. Anything Other then giving condolences is selfish simple minded and unnecessary. He was a good man.

    • Liz

      Amen! I lose more faith in humanity every time I read an article like this – not because of the crime itself, as horrible as it is, but for all the comments I read. I appreciate this voice of reason and truth.

    • Truth

      We just grow tired of everyone trying to pretend that these black apes are fully evolved, fully functional human beings, when everyone clearly knows otherwise.
      They are subhuman, they know it, we know it, let’s just stop pretending already and separate them from human beings for the safety of both species. Human beings cannot continue to be held back in prosperity, evolution, and technological advancement by these unevolved apes.

  • Katrina

    HOW about we quit attacking each other on a daily basis WE HAVE KIDS DIEING AND LOVED ONES BEING KILLED STOP THE VIOLENCE

    • rose

      KATRINA, They just don’t hear, so, they have to feel. Heard that from my Grandmother many times. LOL

  • Truth

    There is nothing more disgusting or unattractive in the world than either a black baby ape, or a pregnant black female sow. You can just see the pollution to the world they signify in their chimp faces. Nasty.

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