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Mon Oct 5, 2020, 01:06 PM

Another killing means St. Louis ties record homicide rate today



Another killing means St. Louis ties record homicide rate
today


ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis has tied its all-time record homicide rate following a shooting death at a north side bar.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old William Edwards of Cahokia, Illinois, was killed Sunday night at Bernie’s Place Lounge & Restaurant. Edwards died inside the bar. A 28-year-old woman is suspected in the crime.

Authorities have not revealed a motive.

St. Louis has reported 207 killings this year, a 25-year high with nearly three months still to go in 2020. The city recorded 248 homicides in 1994.

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