UPDATE: Police identified the victim of the homicide in St. John as 27-year-old Aashya Quarles of St. Louis.
An autopsy determined that she suffered from at least one gunshot wound.
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ST. JOHN, Mo. - Officers from the City of St. John Police Department responded to a vehicle accident with injuries near the intersection of St. Charles Lane and North & South around 11 p.m. Friday night.
When police arrived, they located a passenger vehicle off the roadway and into a pole. Officers and EMS on scene extracted one person from the vehicle and began first aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Further investigation revealed what appeared to be bullet holes on the side of the victim’s vehicle. The victim is an unidentified female.
The City of St. John requested the assistance of the St. Louis County Police Department at approximately 12:15 a.m., and now the incident is under investigation by the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons. This is an active investigation.
Detectives believe the victim’s vehicle was traveling westbound on St. Charles Rock Road towards I-170 when a suspect vehicle shot at the vehicle near St. Charles Rock and Wheaton. The victim’s vehicle ultimately crashed in the 8100 block of St. Charles Lane. At this time, there is not a description of the suspect's vehicle.
It is unknown if the cause of death is from the accident, or if it’s from possible gunshot wound(s).