Police release name of suspected gunman in possible murder-suicide; child injured is expected to survive

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Police have announced the name of the suspected gunman in the killing of a woman and himself. Police say Darshe Jackson of Waukegan, Illinois is the suspected gunman. Their five-year-old son is still critical, but police say the child is improving and expected to survive.

St. Louis County police responded to a call for a burglar alarm at a house in the 11800 block of Seven Hills Drive around 11:30 p.m. and found a man and a woman, both dead in the home, according to authorities.

Both were victims of gunshot wounds. Police also found a child who they believe to be 5 years of age, suffering from a gunshot wound. The boy was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Through further investigation police discovered it appears the man shot the woman victim, the child, and then turned the gun on himself.

On Tuesday afternoon, police identified the deceased woman as 34-year-old Kiaunu Jones.

Anyone who might have seen or heard something or has information about the case is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-615-5000, or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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