Stacey Johnson: St. Louis Homicide No. 48; Semipro Football Player Shot Outside Nightclub

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Stacey Johnson - RIVER CITY ECLIPSE
A semipro football player with the River City Eclipse was murdered on the streets of Midtown early Sunday morning.

Police say 29-year-old Stacey Johnson was leaving The Loft Jazz Club with some of his fellow teammates around 3 a.m. Sunday when they got in an argument with another group of men.

As Johnson and his friends were walking by Olive and N. Garrison, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo drove by firing shots into the crowd.

The corner of Olive and N. Garrison where the shooting occurred.
  • The corner of Olive and N. Garrison where the shooting occurred.

Johnson was shot once in the chest and pronounced dead at a hospital. Two other men were also sustained bullet wounds. They were running back Reon Little, 22, shot in the neck; and Tony Bell shot in the arm.

River City Eclipse is part of the Great Midwest Football League, a league designed to keep vulnerable men off the streets.

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