ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis has tied its all-time record homicide rate following a shooting death at a north side bar.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old William Edwards of Cahokia, Illinois, was killed Sunday night at Bernie’s Place Lounge & Restaurant. Edwards died inside the bar. A 28-year-old woman is suspected in the crime.
Authorities have not revealed a motive.
St. Louis has reported 207 killings this year, a 25-year high with nearly three months still to go in 2020. The city recorded 248 homicides in 1994.