St. Louis police probe beating death of man outside store

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis police are investigating the death of a homeless man who witnesses say hit his head on pavement after being punched outside a rent-to-own business.

Investigators say 50-year-old Willie Reed died after the attack about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in north St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police believe Reed was punched and fell backward onto the pavement, sustaining head injuries.

Authorities say the alleged attacker fled in a sport utility vehicle driven by someone else. No physical description of the suspect was given.

An employee of the store says the victim was a regular customer.

There was no immediate word about any arrests or charges.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.