A six-year-old black child is dead, gunned down in a "rolling gun battle" at 7:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night in St. Louis. A black male is the suspect in this shooting. [Quiet outing at St. Louis park turns to tragedy as bullets fly, killing 6-year-old boy, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3-12-15]:
Marcus Johnson’s family took the 6-year-old to O’Fallon Park Wednesday to enjoy the nice weather as he recovered from heart surgery the week before.
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But the pleasant evening at the park turned to tragedy, perhaps after a simple traffic dispute in the park. Bullets flew, and Marcus was shot and killed during a rolling gunbattle as the family left the park in a minivan about 7:30 p.m.
Marcus’ teenage brother and a 69-year-old man in the minivan were injured and were taken to a hospital. Marcus’ parents and three other children weren’t harmed.
Police were searching for the other vehicle involved. Authorities did not release a description of the shooter or shooters.
“My baby already had stress to live in this world, and for somebody to take his life away is wrong,” his mother, Quiana Johnson, said Thursday as tears flowed. Her surviving children surrounded her as she spoke in the living room of her home in the 1000 block of McDuff Drive, in the Glasgow Village area of north St. Louis County.
She said they had a great time at the park. But at one point, her husband saw someone he knew passing by in a car. The man stopped his vehicle to chat. Another man approached, upset that traffic was stopped.
“You can’t hold this traffic up,” the man yelled, according to Johnson. “This is my ‘hood.”
The friend in the car moved on, and the angry man walked off, but his look stuck with Johnson.
“He had the devil in his eyes,” she said of how he looked at them, as if they had disrespected him. Her gut told her they should leave.
They got in the minivan to leave, but a vehicle followed them, and before they got out of the park, shots were flying. Johnson said bullets were hitting her car and the windows were shattered.
She said she had recently bought a gun because of her fear of break-ins in their neighborhood. She grabbed it.
“I put my clip in my gun and looked back and saw that my son had been shot,” she said. “I gave it to my husband and I told him that if he didn’t shoot back, they will kill us all.”
He fired back as they fled northwest on West Florissant Avenue, Johnson said. The vehicle’s tires were shot out and he drove on the rims.
“Bullets were flying past my head as I crawled back to my baby,” she said.
|One of the white police officers helmets after he had been shot in Ferguson|
The Missouri Highway Patrol and St. Louis County Police will take over Ferguson protest security Thursday night after two police officers were shot outside the police department there early Thursday morning.
Ferguson police will continue to handle routine policing services in the city, St. Louis County Police said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
The two officers shot early Thursday are expected to survive, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. They were treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and released Thursday, though one still had a bullet lodged behind his ear.
Belmar called the shooting as protests outside the department dwindled an "ambush" on police. At least three shots were fired at police just after midnight as police faced protesters who had gathered outside the police station, police said.