February 04, 2017
Gibbons said both suspects were wanted for other violent crimes across the bi-state that could now see some closure.An armed veteran from St. Louis killed one man and injured another during an armed robbery attempt in the metro east.
"We're able to probably, I believe, able to solve possibly dozens of other armed robberies in the area."
But, on Friday, prosecutors said the veteran's actions are justified, and could help solve dozens of other violent crimes in Illinois and Missouri.
Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said this case should serve as a warning to criminals. If you're coming to the Metro East to break the law, you could end up staring down the barrel of a gun.
Thursday morning, Venice police were called to the 200-block of Abbott Street for reports of a shooting. Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said it happened as a 70-year-old Vietnam Veteran from St. Louis was dropping off his friend.
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