Bullets found in homes near Tuesday’s officer involved shooting

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The St. Louis Police officer who shot and killed Jorevis Scruggs, 15, fired multiple shots.

Only one hit Scruggs. But residents living near the shooting scene in the 3200 block of St. Louis Avenue say many of those other shots hit their homes and cars.

It`s hard to miss the hole in Gloria Williams` front window.

And it would have been hard for the bullet to miss her had she been home because she says the first thing she would have done when she heard the commotion was to go to that window to see what was happening.

'I could have been standing right where that bullet came through that window, it could have got me,' Williams said.

Across the street from Williams` house, Meoshia Moore’s back door faces the alley where the shots were fired. There are at least two bullet holes in the siding, but it`s the one that went through her bedroom window that worries her the most because she was in bed when it happened, lying across the bottom edge trying to break in a new mattress.

'I know it wasn`t nothing but God telling me to lay at the foot of the bed because if I would have laid at the top of the bed I know I would have been dead,' she said.

Third Ward Committeeman Anthony Bell spent the day canvassing the neighborhood trying to tally the damages.

'To me it`s like a high speed chase, no direction, not caring, just shooting up the neighborhood,' Bell said.

A spokesperson for the city says it will pay for any repairing damage caused by the police.

A spokesperson for the police department says it is aware of three homes and one car that had been hit by gunfire.

In the meantime, the St. Louis Medical Examiner released the following statement about the shooting itself:

'The cause of death was a single gunshot that entered Mr. Scruggs` body in the mid-portion of the right side of the back (below and somewhat to the right side of the shoulder blade.) The bullet traveled forward, upward and leftward, striking his heart and each lung. The injury is consistent with the officer`s account of the incident.'

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