ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of four people in a St.-Louis area home (all times local):
A St. Louis-area man has been charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend, her two children and her mother in a home they shared.
Authorities on Saturday identified the suspect in the killings as 46-year-old Richard Darren Emery of St. Charles, Missouri. St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar says his office filed 15 charges against Emery, including first-degree murder.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis said three victims were found inside the home in St. Charles, Missouri early Saturday. They were 8-year-old Zoe Kasten, 10-year-old Jonathan Kasten and 61-year-old Jane Moeckel, all from St. Charles.
The fourth victim, a woman, was transported to a local hospital and died there. She has not been identified.
Authorities also have not identified the suspect, a 46-year-old man.
He exchanged gunfire with officers as he tried to drive away and fled on foot. He was taken into custody about 7:30 a.m. Saturday at a convenience store a few miles away.
Authorities say four people have been fatally shot inside a St. Louis-area home and a suspect has been taken into custody after seeking shelter hours later in a convenience store.
Police in St. Charles, Missouri, said the suspect also had a gun battle with officers just after midnight Saturday as he attempted to drive away from the home.
They said he fled on foot, tried unsuccessfully to steal a woman’s car, stabbed her and fled on foot again. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Three shooting victims were found dead inside the home. A fourth died at a local hospital.
The suspect also was injured and was in a local hospital Saturday.
Authorities did not name the suspect or the victims or provide details about the suspect’s potential motives.