19-year-old charged in cab driver murder case

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Jerry Reese

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 19-year-old man Friday for the murder of a cab driver in the Central West End this past September.

The car driver, 38-year-old Timothy Grice, was found shot to death in the driver’s seat of his Laclede Cab at about 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, but police believe the shooting happened several hours earlier.

He was found in his cab parked at Laclede Avenue near Kingshighway Boulevard. Residents tell police Grice frequently sat in his parked cab at that spot. It’s believed Grice was killed some time after 2:45 a.m.

Investigators said the suspect, identified as Jerry Reese, pulled up behind Grice, exited his own vehicle, and approached the cab. Reese allegedly shot Grice in the neck and then stole his belongings, including a cellphone. Reese got back into his own vehicle and sped off.

Reese was arrested September 18.

Prosecutors charged Reese with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action.