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Man suspected of kidnapping ex from gas station, shooting her and her mother turns himself in

St. Louis police said Thursday the man turned himself in. He's been charged with eight counts and is being held without bond.
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ST. LOUIS — Police said a man who was considered armed and very dangerous has turned himself in.

Eric Rogers was suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend Sunday after shooting her and her mother at a gas station.

Police said the incident happened at about 10 a.m. while the mother and daughter, ages 39 and 20, were at the Mobil Gas Station on 3710 North Grand Boulevard in the Fairgrounds neighborhood.

The mother said she was pumping gas when she heard her daughter scream as she was leaving the store. She said she then saw Rogers, her daughter's ex-boyfriend, dragging her by her shirt and throwing her into his car.

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The mother pulled her daughter from the car and they both tried to run back into the store. That's when Rogers pulled out a handgun and shot them both, police said. The mother was shot in the leg and the daughter was grazed in the leg. He then dragged his ex back into his car and drove away.

He later dropped her off at a home on Capitol Hill Drive and then left.

Both victims were treated at an area hospital. St. Louis police didn't have an update on their conditions Monday morning but said their vitals were stable.

Police released an update Thursday that said he turned himself in Wednesday and he was taken into custody.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office charged Rogers with the following eight counts:

  • One count of first-degree domestic assault
  • One count of first-degree assault 
  • Two counts of armed criminal action 
  • One count of third-degree assault 
  • One count of third-degree kidnapping
  • One count of unlawful possession of a firearm 
  • One count of stealing- firearm

He's being held without bond. 

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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