ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Police are investigating a murder Friday night in north St. Louis. It happened around 8:30 at a home on north Garrison near Thomas. Officers arrived and found Marquis Strickland, 24, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses say another man was looking for the victim outside a gathering in the home when shots were fired.
Police have two suspects in custody, but they have not been identified pending official charges. One suspect told police he was at the gathering when he saw the Strickland, who he had an ongoing feud with. He claims he saw Strickland reach for his waistband and believed he was grabbing a gun, so he fired his gun at the victim. Strickland attempted to run from the scene but the suspect followed him and continued to fire shots. The suspect left the scene, but later returned and was arrested.
No gun was found to be in Strickland’s possession.
A second suspect was also attending the event. Hearing gunshots, he produced his firearm and started firing randomly at people and at least one vehicle. He resisted arrest, but was taken into custody.