Man slain outside Missouri bowling alley was a minister

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RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) _ A man who was fatally shot outside a suburban St. Louis bowling alley was a minister.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rev. Demetrius Stewart was leaving a bowling alley in Richmond Heights after a date night with his wife and other couples. Police say they were in their car Friday when a fight involving a group of people the Stewarts didn’t know spilled onto the parking lot.

Donte McGary is charged with first-degree murder in Stewart’s death. The 45-year-old was an associate minister at West Side Missionary Baptist Church, who also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

His wife, Shantana Stewart, told the Post-Dispatch they’d had no interaction with the people who got in the fight, and police said it appeared Demetrius Stewart was an innocent bystander.

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