ST. LOUIS – Police responded to a man getting shot in the head inside a lobby of a Greyhound station Monday.
The incident happened on 430 South 15 Street around 3:25 p.m. Police said the male was around 17 or 18 years old when he was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said another person in their late teens walked up to the victim and shot him in front of more than 20 travelers. No words or argument was exchanged.
“It just shows you the kind of brazenness that someone would have to commit an act like this, not only in broad daylight but with so many people around,” said Major Ryan Cousins, Bureau of Investigations Commander of St. Louis Metro Police. “It just shows you the kind of brazenness that someone would have to commit an act like this, not only in broad daylight but with so many people around.”
His name has yet to be released. A witness said they were waiting for their bus when they saw people scurrying away.
“I was just waiting for it to be time for my bus to come, and I just saw people run this way,” said Nylah Keys. “They were kind of frantic, a couple of people dropped some stuff.”
Ashton Marion said when she heard the shooting after she was dropped off, she turned around and called her grandma to pick her up. She said she opted for a flight instead.
“This kind of scene just feels traumatic and overwhelming for me,” said Marion. “I’m not going to risk it, if I can get home and be safe is more so what I care about.”
The person of interest fled the scene, but with help from witnesses, police said they were able to identify him and find him nearby. The connection between the suspect and the victim is unclear. The name of the victim has not been released.
The suspect currently remains in custody.
The Homicide Division encouraged anyone with information to call 314-444-5371 or if you want to remain anonymous contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).