Marquis Jones and Keairrah Johnson, St. Louis Homicide Victims No. 15, 16; Gunned Down with Assault Rifle in Drive-By


Marquis Jones, 26, and Keairrah Johnson, 23, were driving down the 4200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive around 6 p.m. yesterday when they pulled over to await some friends following them in another vehicle.

The pit stop would prove to be a deadly decision. Moments later a dark colored Chevrolet Impala stopped alongside their vehicle and riddled it with bullets fired from an AK-47 or perhaps an SKS assault rifle.

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Jones, of the 4100 block of Penrose, died behind the wheel. Johnson, of the 4400 block of McPherson, expired in the passenger's seat.

A third victim also in the car, is described by police only as a black 23-year-old male. He received graze wounds from the bullets.

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