Central West End murder victims identified as father and 7-year-old daughter


ST. LOUIS – A man and his 7-year-old daughter have been identified as the latest victims of violence in St. Louis City.

Darrion Fleming, 27, and daughter Dmyah were shot and killed Sunday evening in Central West End.

Family members said Dmyah was a straight-A student and the center of her father’s life.

Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said they were shot inside their car around 8 p.m. on Laclede Avenue near Sarah Street. It’s unclear why they were in the area.

Darrion Fleming and Dmyah Fleming.

There are several popular bars and restaurants in the same block where the deadly shooting happened.

Police believe the gunman knew Fleming. This was not a drive-by shooting.

Investigators will look at surveillance cameras close to the shooting scene.

Darrion Fleming died at the scene; Dmyah died later at a nearby hospital.

Residents and business owners in the area said they heard multiple gunshots.

To help the family out with funeral expenses, a GoFundMe has been created. Click here to donate.

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St. Louis Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371 or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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