KINLOCH, Mo. — St. Louis County has recorded its highest number of murders this year and there are still two weeks left. The most recent being an apparent carjacking in Kinloch early Monday morning that left two people dead.
The incident happened around 2 a.m. in the area of Tuttle and Suburban avenues. Police said three adults and a child were sitting inside of a car when a gunman approached the vehicle and carjacked them. The gunman shot Richard Berry,29, and 21-year-old Destiny Howard of St. Louis inside the car. Berry, the male shooting victim fled to a home on Tuttle, knocking on doors trying to get some help.
When a homeowner opened their door, they saw the victim run across the street and collapse. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The female shooting victim died near the site of the carjacking.
The other adult and child in the vehicle were unharmed.
Police described the stolen vehicle as a four-door 2014 Mercedes Benz C300, silver in color, with temporary tags. It was later at another location in north St. Louis County.
This has been a record-breaking year for homicides. So far in 2018, there have been 59 murders compared to last year's 54 homicides. This is the fourth double homicide in St. Louis County this month.
Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators if you have any information regarding the carjacking and murder. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).