Metro’s Most Wanted: College student gunned down in Mardi Gras party drive-by

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - He was a your typical all-American kid. Twenty-year-old student Nick Kapusniak from Wisconsin was living here and attending the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

It was March 1, 2014 just after midnight in the 2700 block of Accomac Street. Nick was celebrating Mardi Gras with friends in the backyard of a home when a white car drove by in the alley and opened fire. Nick was the only one killed.

His family was awakened in the middle of the night by the call from police, telling them he was dead

Rich Kapusniak, Nick's father, said identifying his son was the most difficult thing he's ever had to do.

It's also one of the more difficult cases for police who can't understand why someone would start shooting at college kids having a party.

Nick's father said in his wildest dreams he never imagined this happening to his son when he sent him off to college. That Nick was the happiest he'd ever been.

Since the shooting, family and friends have held 5K walks in Nick's honor to raise money for scholarships and CrimeStoppers. The reward now to catch Nick's killer is $30,000.

If you have any information, you’re encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-988-371-T-I-P-S.

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