WELLSTON, Mo. — It looks like footage straight out of a movie. It’s a shootout that moves to the middle of busy Page Avenue in the middle of the afternoon.
Wellston residents who simply ran to the store were surrounded by gunfire. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating three of the gunmen involved in the May 27 shooting.
The incident began with an unidentified man entering Wellston Market around 2:30 p.m. carrying an AR-15 rifle. Despite being armed, he is the victim of a robbery.
He goes to a cell phone kiosk where another man notices the gun. In the video you can see the second person peeking around the corner to get a good look. He then goes outside and prepares to steal the man’s AR-15.
Outside, the robber puts a gun to the back of the head of the man with the gun. The robber makes him hand over the gun. The victim grabs another gun from their own vehicle and starts firing.
Two other people who appear to be with the victim join the shooting.
“You can see the fear in the eyes of bystanders,” said Major Ron Martin of the North County Police Cooperative. “A young lady was shot in the stomach. She will survive. A vehicle was shot to pieces.
“There’s a lot going on with this incident and if we have people to help us, maybe identify a few of those individuals, we can talk to them and piece it all together.”
Police eventually identified the robber, and the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office filed charges against 31-year-old Bobby Booker.
The three other shooters remain a mystery. They were in a white Ford Focus. During the incident, they bravely parked in the middle of Page and stayed there for about another minute while apparently trying to chase the robber.
Martin described them as: “…very comfortable, just sitting in the middle of Page Avenue firing guns out of the car and shooting your co-workers behind cars. They’re really comfortable; like they didn’t care about the police. You didn’t worry about anything.”
Police want details about this white Ford and anyone who may be associated with the vehicle. They also believe there were clues to the shooters from the brightly colored jackets they were wearing.
“Maybe there’s someone out there in your viewing audience who knows who these individuals were because we really want to talk to them,” Martin said. “There are many unanswered questions.”
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