ST. LOUIS – There’s been another murder in the area. A man was shot several times in downtown St. Louis Tuesday morning after leaving court.
Police said they were called just before 10 a.m. to 14th Street and Chouteau downtown.
Officers say they found 28-year-old Eric Rogers in the street who had been shot several times. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Rogers’ family was left heartbroken and with questions. He was a father of a 7-year-old.
“They are shooting people, they are shooting kids, bullets don’t have no name on it,” Erica Rogers, the victim’s sister said.
Eric’s family said he was leaving court and walking to his car when someone opened fire and fled the scene. They want the person responsible, behind bars.
“He was abiding by the law going to court and somebody shot him. He was minding his own business,” Rogers said. “I can’t take the law in my own hands but, I want justice for my brother, he did not deserve this.”
There was more violence in north St. Louis Monday night where a 30-year-old man was shot and killed, and a 13-year-old wounded in an alley near Dr. Martin Luther King. After they were shot, they ran into Martin’s Market for help.
There have been more than 60 murders in the city so far this year.