4 people shot to death in St. Louis-area home; suspect held
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been fatally shot inside a St. Louis-area home and a suspect has been taken into custody after seeking shelter hours later in a convenience store.
Police in St. Charles, Missouri, said the suspect also had a gun battle with officers just after midnight Saturday as he attempted to drive away from the home.
They said he fled on foot, tried unsuccessfully to steal a woman’s car, stabbed her and fled on foot again. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Three shooting victims were found dead inside the home. A fourth died at a local hospital.
The suspect also was injured and was in a local hospital Saturday.
Authorities did not name the suspect or the victims or provide details about the suspect’s potential motives.