Former Gov. Greitens rushes to help victims in a deadly shooting near St. Louis University


ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a shooting Monday evening that killed two men at Grand Boulevard and Lindell Boulevard.

FOX 2’s Vic Faust was told that former Governor Eric Greitens was in the area having dinner near the scene of the shooting when he heard 15-25 gunshots just before 8:15 p.m.

The former governor and a friend rushed to the scene to help the two victims until EMS crews arrived. Greitens said he placed a tourniquet one of the victims and his friend rendered first aid.  

Both victims, 20-year-old Arie Bagsby and 21-year-old Omar Harris, were pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“It is unfortunately one of the most dangerous places in the country,” Greitens said of St. Louis. 

He said thankfully there are courageous men and women who are willing to be first responders.   Greitens added, “They need to have courageous leadership who is willing to put an end to this violence.”

Earlier in the evening, Greitens was at nearby television studio recording a segment for FOX News with Tucker Carlson.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked contact the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371. If you’d like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, you can reach out to CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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