ST. LOUIS – A 25-year-old man was killed Monday night in a shooting during an attempted robbery in the College Hill neighborhood of north St. Louis.
According to police, the shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 4500 block of Blair Avenue, near E. Grand Boulevard.
A man contacted police to report that he and a friend were held up at gunpoint at that location. The victim said the would-be robber approached, pulled out a handgun, and declared a robbery.
A struggle ensued, and the robbery target pulled out a gun of his own and shot the suspect in his legs, chest, face and arm.
Two other people dropped the suspect off at a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police identified the deceased robbery suspect as Patrick Davis.