Reward increased for information about student shot to death

ST. LOUIS – A larger reward is now offered for tips that will help solve the case of a St. Louis College of Pharmacy student shot to death over the weekend.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning on Accomac, near the Interstates 55/44 interchange in St. Louis. Police say several people were at a party when someone drove by and opened fire.

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Kapusniak of Waukesha, Wis. was shot and killed. The college president says Kapusniak was a happy, good student and a member of a fraternity. For those who knew him the reality is setting in and the sadness is taking over.

"It's hard, it's just really, really hard," said college president John Pieper.

Monday afternoon the reward offered in the case was increased to $10,000.

"As I told my students, I need help through this so I know that they need help as well," said Pieper.

Kapusniak grew up in Wisconsin, where his high school president says he had big dreams.

"He was just a kid who brought a heartfelt sincerity to his school work to the school," said Father Paul Hartmann of Catholic Memorial High school in Waukesha, Wis.

Pieper says he spoke to Kapusniak's class Monday, most of whom are touched by this loss.

"We have a campus of 18 to 24-year-olds, and so they are vulnerable ages, and so it's been difficult for our students," says Pieper.

Police don't have a motive or many details on the suspect, only that the shooter was in a white sedan.

If you have any information about this crime contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.


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