In Philadelphia, 91 percent of known homicides suspects have been non-white since 2007.
@FOX2morning 50 year old Scott Knopfel was killed just doing his job at Drury Inn. Call @STLRCS pic.twitter.com/D6WynOukyDBut when you include black people into the equation, you get the violence found on your typical Wednesday evening - Thursday morning in St. Louis.
— John Pertzborn (@PERTZFOX) January 15, 2015
The night manager at a Drury Inn & Suites in St. Louis was slain in a robbery attempt early Thursday, part of a bloody stretch that saw six people fatally shot since Wednesday night.
The six were killed in five separate shootings. Police say three of the shootings appeared to be over domestic issues where the victim knew the killer; one was a robbery, possibly over drugs; and one was the holdup at the hotel off Hampton Avenue near Interstate 44.
"It had been a very violent night," said St. Louis Police Capt. Michael Sack. "All of our resources are being deployed."
By Thursday afternoon, suspects had been arrested in three of the slayings, police said. Warrants against the suspects would be sought Friday, police said.
hotel at 2111 Sulphur Avenue. The Drury Inn shooting happened at about 2:50 a.m. inside the
The night manager, Scott Knopfel, 50, buzzed the robber in through the locked door because he thought he was going to be a hotel patron, Sack said.
The robber entered the Drury Inn lobby and began talking to Knopfel. Then the robber pulled a handgun and vaulted over the counter. There was a struggle as Knopfel and the robber opened the cash draw, and the robber shot Knopfel in the head, Sack said.
The robber jumped back over the counter, put the gun into his waistband and walked out of the hotel. Witnesses say he fled in a dark-colored sedan. Police aren't sure if the killer got any money.
He was described as a black man in his 40s, with a medium build. He was wearing a Chicago Bulls ball cap, a black or brown leather coat, a black T-shirt with a white Adidas logo on the front and baggy, khaki pants.Scott Knopfes was white.
All of the suspects in the slayings are black.
Low Impulse Control + Poor Future Time-Orientation + Low IQ = St. Louis in 2015 (courtesy of Section 8 vouchers, it also equals Ferguson in 2015). [Hotel manager among 6 murdered in St. Louis overnight, Fox2Now.com, 1-15-15]:
There was also a murder at the Southwest Crossing Apartments around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. One man was shot to death in the hallway of the apartment complex located in the 7800 hundred block of Bandero Drive. A 19-year-old black male was taken into custody in this incident. Police way it was a domestic dispute between a prior boyfriend killing the new boyfriend of a woman. Another suspect was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after making threats.
There was a murder on Cates Avenue just after 7 p.m. Wednesday. One man was shot to death in the 5000 block. The 34-year-old victim was shot in the chest and left in the street. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Another man was pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect was taken into custody near 13th and Chouteau. The 29-year-old was armed with a silver revolver.
Another person was shot and killed at Tucker and Chouteau in St. Louis at around 8:15am Thursday morning. A car pulled up to another vehicle carrying three passengers. The driver of the suspect’s car knew one of the passengers in the other car. Words were exchanged before the suspect began shooting. The driver, Cheri Simpson, was shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The front seat passenger was shot in both hands and was taken to the hospital. The rear passenger was uninjured. The suspect fled the scene but was captured a short time later.
The shooter in the murder at Tucker and Chouteau was a former boyfriend of one of the victims. Police are also calling this a domestic dispute.Don't forget the moniker of 2014: #BlackLivesMatter!