Joseph Newman, 25, charged with shooting med student near Cardinal Glennon
Remember those brutal robberies
near I-44 and Grand Boulevard where people were giving up their goods but still getting shot - sometimes in the face? Less than two weeks ago, authorities arrested
Vincent Newman of Midtown on the belief that he was responsible.
Now they now believe one of the incidents was actually perpetrated by his brother.
Joseph Newman, 25, was charged yesterday for robbing and shooting a medical student just southwest of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital on October 24.
According to the probable cause statement
, Newman approached the 27-year-old victim just before 6 am that morning as she was walking to her car in the 1600 block of Spring Avenue - scarcely a block from the Newman brothers' address
She saw the suspect pointing a gun at her and threw her black bag on the
ground. She herself somehow ended up on the ground, and her iPhone fell out of
her coat pocket.
The suspect (believed to be Newman) grabbed the bag and the phone, then pointed
the gun at her head. She put out her hand as if to stop him, but he
fired anyway, hitting her thumb and her cheek.
On Monday, an
officer spotted Newman near the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station. Newman took off running, but two officers chased him.
He jumped over two fences before finally being subdued.
The med student was able
to pick Joseph Newman out of a lineup.
He's been charged with robbery, assault, two counts of armed criminal action and resisting arrests -- all felonies.
He has several priors going back to 2006: robbery, tampering, assault and possession of a controlled substance.