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14-year-old boy from Metro East shot and killed in St. Louis

The victim was identified as Timothy Lucas, a 14-year-old from Washington Park, Illinois

ST. LOUIS — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in St. Louis Saturday evening.

Police were called at 6:14 p.m. to the 8300 block of N. Broadway, which is in the Baden neighborhood. They arrived to find the teen in the street suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

The teen was identified as Timothy Lucas, a 14-year-old from Washington Park, Illinois, which is east of East St. Louis.

The shooting was captured by surveillance cameras at Elite Super Market and Grill. On it, the suspect can be seen walking north from Vinh’s convenience store parking lot to Elite Super Market parking lot. He then removes a firearm and fires one or more shots at the victim, who then falls to the ground. 

Surveillance footage at Vinh’s convenience store’s front counter captured clear images of the suspect buying something there. 

So far in 2020, nine children have been shot in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The victims range in age from 1 year old to 17 years old. Timothy Lucas is the first child fatally shot.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

Christine Byers contributed to this story

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