Man arrested after ‘intentional’ crash kills 1 outside south St. Louis bar

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ST. LOUIS – Police have arrested a 26-year-old man after an “intentional” crash outside a south St. Louis bar left one person dead and another injured early Friday morning.

William Warden, 26, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, and two counts of armed criminal action.

Police arrested three more suspects involved in the incident but did not release their names. Police are seeking charges of fourth-degree assault for those suspects.

Authorities said some sort of argument started inside of Bomber O’Brien’s Sports Bar and Grill on Beck Avenue near South Kingshighway. The argument then spilled outside onto the sidewalk at approximately 12:15 a.m.

Police said one person apparently involved in the argument got into a car, drove up onto the sidewalk, and intentionally hit two people. The driver then took off. The victims were taken to the hospital by ambulance. One of those people died. Police said the other victim is in stable condition.

Investigators said police found the car that left the scene nearby at Oleatha and Kingshighway. Warden allegedly fled the scene but later turned himself in to the Homicide Division. The remaining three suspects were taken into custody near the scene.

Homicide detectives are now handling the investigation.

FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Jason Maxwell was at the scene.

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