Woman charged for fatally shooting 1 and injuring 3 others in north St. Louis County shooting


UPDATE: A suspect, Delece Lee of Ferguson, has been arrested and charged in connection to this case.

DELLWOOD, Mo. – The Major Case Squad is investigating an incident that happened at approximately 12:15 a.m. Friday evening in Dellwood where one man was killed and three others were injured.

A man, 23-year-old Kyree Smith, was killed, a second man has critical gunshot injuries and two women have non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. All of the surviving victims are receiving medical treatment at an area hospital.

Police say that they received a call for a disturbance outside of II Bar on West Florissant Avenue. They say a woman was in a verbal argument inside of II Bar which led out to the parking lot. The woman retrieved a handgun and fired into the crowd of people she believed included the patrons with whom she got into the earlier verbal argument. This led to the exchange of gunfire in which four victims were shot.

Delece Lee of Ferguson, has been arrested and charged in connection to this case. She has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. She is in custody at St. Louis County Jail where she is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. Police say it is important to note, it is not known at this time if the bullet from her firearm struck any of the victims. The second-degree murder charge is due to Kyree Smith being killed as a result of Delece Lee’s perpetration of a felony assault.

The Major Case Squad will still be investigating the incident and working on developing
additional leads in this case. They ask that anyone with information that would assist in the solving of this crime call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).

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