Six persons of interest identified in MetroLink robbery, attack

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis Police are still searching this morning for six people wanted in connection with a robbery on a Metrolink train that led to a deadly shooting. This morning police know who they`re looking for, now it`s just a matter of finding them.

Police released surveillance images yesterday of six people of interest in this case. Just hours later tips from the public helped to identify all six.

This morning, though, still no arrests.

There are four males and two females. Investigators say the group demanded money from a 51-year-old Belleville man and his 29-year-old son Sunday night on a Metrolink train as it approached the Busch Stadium stop. The son complied giving one of the people $5.

But then we`re told the 29-year-old was pistol whipped by one of the suspects who wanted more money.
The 51 year old tells us he was also punched in the face.

During the incident, investigators say a handgun used by one of the suspects in the assault went off. The bullet struck 57-year-old Mac Payne in the head.

Payne, an innocent bystander who was on the platform, died Tuesday from his injuries.

The Belleville father and his son tell us they recognize the people in the surveillance pictures one hundred percent. Police say another person who they earlier released a picture of has been cleared of any kind of involvement in the case.

Call Crimestoppers if you have any information on locating the six people seen in the latest images.

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