Man arrested in connection to Wellston neighborhood shooting


ST. LOUIS – A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that injured a man in the Wellston neighborhood.

Edward Townsend, 51, was arrested and has been charged by the Circuit Attorney’s Office with armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The shooting happened Tuesday at 6:36 p.m. Police responded to the 6200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and found a 34-year-old man in a car suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso. There was an 18-year-old woman in the car as well. She was not injured.

The victim was taken to the hospital and listed in critical/unstable condition.

Townsend was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371. To remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). 

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