ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a deadly shooting on a St. Louis County highway. Darrius Jones, 20, will serve two concurrent 18-year sentences in the shooting.
According to court records, Jones, then at 17 years old, fired shots from a moving vehicle on Interstate 270 while traveling just west of Interstate 170. He shot Marvin Davis, who had crashed into a guard rail in Hazelwood and later died from his injuries.
“Firing shots at a vehicle on the highway in broad daylight is irresponsible and reckless behavior and could well have resulted in the loss of more than one life,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “These sentences are an appropriate punishment and offer some protection of the public and, we pray, some closure for the family of Mr. Davis.”
The Major Case Squad investigated the case.