A former federal prisoner was shot to death this morning
in north St. Louis just moments after leaving a halfway house.
The victim, whose identity has yet to be made public, left the Dismas House
near the intersection of Kinghshighway and Cote Brilliante
around 7:30 a.m. this morning. View Larger MapThe 5000 block of Cote Brilliante as seen from Kingshighway.
He was sitting in a car across the street from the halfway house minutes later when a van pulled alongside his vehicle and several shots were fired.
Police are looking for a suspect armed with an assault rifle.
More information as it becomes available.