ST. LOUIS – A deadly shooting at a barbershop Wednesday near Manchester and Tower Grove avenues led to one man being taken into police custody. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is trying to piece together exactly what happened.
Police said a man walked into the Southside Barber and Beauty Salon with a gun, then shot and killed 32-year-old Devin Trice. They said this is unusual because Trice and the suspect do not know each other.
The suspect waited for police at the scene and was then taken into custody. Homicide detectives are still investigating.
On Wednesday afternoon, Major Ryan Cousins told the St. Louis Post Dispatch, “We don’t normally have these kind of incidents around here. It’s kind of an entertainment area. As far as shootings are concerned, this is an anomaly for the area.”
According to police data, this is the second homicide in Forest Park Southeast this year. The last homicide that happened in the area was in 2019.