Police have arrested a man suspected of executing a triple-slaying on Saturday night at an East St. Louis Mobil station, reports KMOX
Police arrested the man on Sunday night in St. Louis
for the crime, in which he allegedly confronted three women at the gas
station and opened fire after an argument, about 9:30 p.m.
According to KMOX
the man was the father of two children of one of the women, who ranged
in age from 24 to 26 years old. Tim O'Neil of the Post-Dispatch
reports the three children in the car ranged in age from 1 to 8 years old, and that family members had placed a teddy bear and long-stem roses
at pump 6 at the gas station on Sunday.
The three who were pronounced dead at East St. Louis' Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital:
- Raykel Gathing, 26
- Tanikia Harvey, 26
- Jaimaca McDaniel, 24
McDaniel, mother of the two of the children in the car, reportedly
shielded her children with her body during the incident.