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Suspect charged in fatal gas station stabbing

Fifty-year-old David Lockridge has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action

ST. LOUIS — A man suspected of stabbing a person to death at a St. Louis gas station has been charged in the case.

Fifty-year-old David Lockridge has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

At around 1 a.m. Wednesday, St. Louis police were called to the BP gas station at 5003 Natural Bridge Avenue for a report of a cutting.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man inside the gas station suffering from a stab wound to his torso. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Thursday morning, St. Louis police identified the victim as 25-year-old Bryce Eli Hackworth.

St. Louis police’s homicide division is handling the investigation. Anyone with information on this incident should call the homicide division directly at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

  • Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program. To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/
  • Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.” To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu
  • The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth. To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html
  • Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

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