Suspect killed and St. Louis officer injured after shootout in Midtown St. Louis
Jack Hammer – We are often told by mush-mouth city officials that “St. Louis has a Gun Problem”. Wrong! St. Louis has a Felon in Possession of a firearm problem. The problem must be accurately described in order to find the correct solution. Remove the violent criminals from the streets and guess what? Crime rate drops.
June 6, 2019 ST. LOUIS (by KMOV4 CBS Staff ) – A fugitive wanted by US Marshals was killed while exchanging gunfire with St. Louis police officers Thursday afternoon. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden identified the outlaw as, Rodnell Cotton, age 26 (see photo below). Chief Hayden said the US Marshals Service contacted St. Louis police about assisting in taking a suspect (Cotton) into custody. Cotton was considered armed and dangerous; he had a federal weapons charge and homicide warrant out for his arrest.
Officers spotted the suspect driving a car with stolen license tags on Martin Luther King Drive near the Vandeventer area. The police deployed a tire-deflation device to stop the vehicle. Police said the suspect vehicle sped away after hitting the device, but did not get far on a flat tire. He lost control and hit a curb at Theresa St. and Sam Shepard Drive. The car came to a stop; the suspect bolted out of the car with a duffel bag and began to run from the police. The suspect was pursued by two SLP officers.
According to police, the suspect turned and fired his weapon, striking a St. Louis police sergeant in the thigh of his leg. The second police officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect, killing him and ending the gunfight. According to a police spokesman, authorities confiscated two illegal firearms from the scene. The weapons in possession by Cotton were described as a loaded .40 caliber Taurus semi-auto pistol with a live cartridge in the chamber and three in the magazine. Also recovered was a loaded .223 Bushmaster AR-style pistol with a bullet in the chamber and a drum magazine with 60 live rounds inside the suspect’s bag at that scene.
Jeff Roorda with the Police Officer's Association applauds the quick-thinking of the officers on the scene for applying two tourniquets on the injured officer. "I heard it straight from the wounded sergeant; one of the SL officers and US Marshals applied a tourniquet and did it right, which is not always the way it happens," Roorda said. "That saved his life. He was bleeding heavily until the tourniquet.”
The suspect, Rodnell Cotton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The wounded officer was taken to the hospital and currently is in critical yet stable condition.
2 men arrested and charged with murder & armed robber
Jack Hammer – The armed robbers are becoming more and more trigger happy. This crime is another one of the drug deals gone very badly. Per Wiki - The overall crime rate in High Point, N.C is 60% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 12 daily crimes that occur in High Point.
May 6, 2019 By Fox8 news Staff
HIGH POINT, N.C. — One man died at the hospital and two men are facing murder charges after a shooting in High Point, according to police. At 12:32 a.m., officers responded to several reports of a shooting at Oaks Silver Ridge Apartments on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. At the scene, police found William D. Jones, 23 of Greensboro, lying in a parking lot, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he died. Officers found a vehicle in the parking lot connected to the incident. Police found and seized evidence, including marijuana packaged for sale and a firearm.
At about 12:45 a.m., Marquies J. Chandler, 18 of High Point, arrived at High Point Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. After Chandler was treated, he was brought to the police station to be interviewed. Police determined that the people involved were at the scene for a possible drug deal. Chandler and William A. Carter, 26, of High Point, reportedly tried to rob Jones. During the robbery, shots were fired.
One of the shots hit Jones in the chest. Another struck Chandler in the arm. Chandler and Carter ran from the scene before police could arrive, officers say. Chandler was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery. Carter was found at his home in Greensboro at about 9:30 a.m. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery.