Samuel Lee: St. Louis Homicide No. 103; Shot While Driving on Drury Lane


A 16-year-old boy succumbed to gunshot wounds yesterday -- four days after being shot in north St. Louis.

Samuel Lee was driving with two other friends near the intersection of Drury and Gladys (above) at around 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, when the car in front of them stopped and a suspect exited the vehicle with a gun, walked up to the car Lee was in and shot him in the head.

The suspect, described as a black male in his 20s with medium-length dreadlocks, then returned to his older model white Pontiac Grand Prix and drove off. None of Lee's friends were injured in the shooting. Lee, of the 5900 block of Pamplin, was rushed to the hospital where he died yesterday around 8:45 a.m.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding his murder is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

Lee's murder follows a homicide on Monday of last week just across the train tracks on Drury Lane in which Dannie Williams of University City was gunned down outside a home.

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