60-year-old man charged with murdering north St. Louis woman


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A man has been charged in the killing of a woman in The Ville neighborhood Sunday afternoon. The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued counts for Tracy Smith, 60, of murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance. A bond is not allowed in this case.

Police found Karolyn Williams, 45, suffering from a gunshot wound to her abdomen in the 4300 block of St. Ferdinand Avenue Sunday at around 3:00 pm. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Smith was taken into police custody Sunday without incident.

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