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Soulard bar owner wanted in south St. Louis murder

A warrant was issued Friday for Joshua Lundak. He's accused of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in a fatal shooting that happened earlier this month

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man wanted for murder was caught on camera shooting the victim multiple times, and then shooting him again when he noticed the man wasn’t dead, according to St. Louis police.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Joshua Lundak. The 39-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to records on the Missouri Secretary of State's website, Lundak is the owner of Henry's bar in Soulard.

Just before 8:30 on the morning of June 5, St. Louis police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2400 block of Indiana – that’s in the south city neighborhood of McKinley Heights.

Officers arrived to find a man who had been shot multiple times. Emergency crews rushed him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was later identified as Jeffrey Amick, a 42-year-old man who lived on the block where the shooting happened.

Police detectives said the shooting happened in the alley next to a commercial building Lundak owns – and there’s video showing the whole incident.

In a probable cause statement for charges, police said Lundak was seen driving down the alley and stopped when Amick walked up to his car. The men start talking and then Amick throws something at the side of Lundak’s building.

Lundak is then seen using his car door as a shield as he shoots a gun multiple times at Amick, who falls to the ground injured.

Police said Lundak is then seen going into his building and walking out with a shotgun, which he uses to shoot Amick again.

“The defendant then walks back to his building, turns around, and notices the defendant is still not dead, so he walks back and shoots the victim again. The victim was unarmed,” police wrote in the court document.

Police said Lundak admitted to an off-duty officer that he shot someone in the alley. He has since refused to turn himself in or cooperate with investigators.

St. Louis police called him a flight risk “because he owns several properties and assets, including boats in the Miami area,” according to the probable cause statement.

Police have not released a photo of him.

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).

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