Suspect in custody in Washington Avenue shooting death

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- On Tuesday morning, a 19-year old black male from Belleville, Illinois turned himself to St. Louis Metropolitan police. He has been identified as “Suspect #2” as shown in the YouTube video released of the suspects wanted for the homicide of Brandi Hill on Sunday night.

Formal charges are pending.

“Suspect #1” remains at large.  The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

Investigators said Hill, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue near 11th Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, when two black men approached their vehicle on foot and demanded the keys to the car, a 2015 Dodge Challenger. The suspects opened the passenger-side door and pulled the victim's friend out of the car.  One of the suspect's then shot Hill, walked around to the driver's side and pulled her from the car, leaving her in the street. That suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle with the child still inside. The second suspect ran to the car at 11th Street and then jumped in the car.

The suspects later left the child at Angelica and 22nd.  Chief Dotson said the the baby was found a few blocks from Fairground Park safe, unharmed, and still in the car-seat.

 

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