Horrific moment man casually loads his gun and executes homeless man
Horrific moment man, 23, casually loads his gun and executes homeless man on St Louis sidewalk
- Video shows the man loading his gun and firing one shot at the man’s head
- Bystanders from the nearby Globe office building filmed the incident
- Outraged residents say it’s time city leaders got a handle on escalating crime
This is the horrific moment a man casually loads a handgun and executes a homeless man on a St. Louis sidewalk.
The incident occurred yesterday outside The Globe Building.
Harrowing footage shared online shows Deshawn Thomas, the shooter, standing behind the homeless victim as he sits on the sidewalk with his hands covering his ears.
After around 20 seconds, the gunman loaded his gun and shot the man at point blank range.
The gunman callously loaded his gun then fired one shot at the homeless man’s head before fleeing
Witnesses said they saw the pair fighting outside the Shell gas station further up the street moments earlier.
It is the latest incident in a string of the violent crimes in St Louis, which has the fourth highest murder rate in the country.
In 2021, there were 200 murders, down from 263 in 2020 but up from 194 in 2019. So far, there have already been 25 murders in the city in 2023.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is facing growing calls to resign over the number of repeat offenders committing violent crimes in the city.
Earlier this month, 21-year-old convicted felon Daniel Riley robbed a young volleyball player of both her legs when he crashed into her after failing to yield.
Missouri AG Andrew Bailey said he should have been in prison instead of behind the wheel.
He had casually loaded his weapon while standing behind his victim
Deshawn Thomas, 23, is in custody for the shooting
‘Instead of protecting victims, Circuit Attorney Gardner is creating them.
‘The driver of the speeding vehicle, Daniel Riley, should never have been in that car.
‘He is a dangerous gunman who should have been in jail.’
Gardner is among a pool of progressive prosecutors who are backed by Democrat super donor George Soros.
Reporters shared the graphic video on social media yesterday in outrage over the spiraling crime in the city.
‘This is broad daylight! Have we seen enough? We can’t sugarcoat this any longer. It’s time for STL do some soul searching.
‘Our elected leaders do NOT have a handle on this,’ said one.
It’s unclear what kind of record Thomas has or if he was out on bail at the time of yesterday’s shooting.
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