The Big Bloody: Drug Deal Goes Bad

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Police say Andrew Thompson, 37, and another man were in the O'Fallon Park Neighborhood of north St. Louis late last night on a mission to buy drugs.

The two were in a parked car near the intersection of West Florissant and Pope avenues just after midnight when two gunmen wearing, "dark, baggy clothes" fired several shots into the vehicle.


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Thompson, according to KMOX, was shot in the shoulder and chest and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other person in the car -- described as a 39-year-old male -- is in serious but stable condition.

The gunmen remain at large.

As always, police encourage anyone with information on this crime to contact Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.