Woman found shot to death on Washington Avenue; two suspects at large

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A woman was shot and killed around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Washington Avenue near 11th Street in downtown St. Louis.  Police say the shooter left 21-year-old Brandi Hill's body in the middle of the street and sped off with her infant child still inside the vehicle.

Brandi Hill

Brandi Hill

Investigators say Hill, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue when two black men approached their vehicle on foot and demanded the keys to the car, a 2015 Dodge Challenger.

The suspects opened the passenger-side door and pulled the victim's friend out of the car.  One of the suspect's then shot Hill, then walked around to the driver's side and pulled her from the car, leaving her in the street. That suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle with the child still inside. The second suspect ran to the car at 11th Street and then jumped into the car.

The suspects later left the child at Angelica and 22nd.  Chief Dotson said the the baby was found a few blocks from Fairground Park safe, unharmed and still in their car-seat.

Detectives say they found the Dodge Challenger that was involved in the shooting on Bremen Avenue, not far from Hyde Park.  The vehicle was recovered unoccupied.

The suspects are facing charges of first degree Murder, Assault, Kidnapping, and Robbery.

Police released video of both suspects wanted in the  fatal shooting.   Anyone who recognizes these suspects is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. All calls are anonymous and tips leading to an arrest are eligible for a reward.