ST. PETERS, Mo. – Major developments Wednesday morning in the terrifying case of a woman who was shot in a Schnucks parking lot in St. Peters.
Investigators now know who they’re looking for, and they think he could be responsible for other recent crimes as well. Authorities have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Tyrone Miller from O’Fallon, Illinois.
Miller has been charged with three felonies in this case, and an arrest warrant is out for him. St. Peter’s police told FOX 2 Wednesday morning, though, that Miller is still on the loose.
The frightening incident happened last Friday evening in the Schnucks parking lot. Police said the victim, a 52-year-old woman, was in her car when Miller tried to take her purse.
When that failed, police explained Miller shot the woman in her ear, with the bullet coming out of her jaw. The woman’s husband was loading groceries in the back of the car at the time. The woman is expected to survive.
Police shared that Miller left fingerprints on the front passenger window of the victim’s car. The victim’s husband said Miller’s car was parked nearby.
Court records indicate that license plate readers helped identify Miller’s vehicle as a Honda CRV from an Avis rental car dealer in St. Peters. The vehicle was later found dumped and wiped clean of evidence in East St. Louis.
Court documents say after Miller got the SUV, a series of similar purse snatching, and robberies happened in multiple jurisdictions, including one in Shrewsbury.
In that case, police share that Miller was positively identified on surveillance video walking into Dierbergs right before a robbery was committed.
Police told us Miller may also be linked to a theft outside a Walmart in the Chesterfield Valley. Police also say Miller has an extensive criminal history, including kidnapping and armed criminal action.