Homicide And Gun Crime News 02/03/2023

homicide & gun crime news Feb 04, 2023

(January 31) 13-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Pastor Carjacking, The Latest In A String Of Violent Crimes Committed By Teenagers | St. Louis, MO

Missouri pastor Mike Coleman is thankful to be alive after being carjacked at gunpoint by two teens in the parking lot of Carondelet Baptist Church in South St. Louis on Friday evening. 

The carjacking, which was the latest in a local string of violent crimes, was caught on camera. In the footage, two assailants, who Coleman described as being middle school aged, can be seen approaching Coleman in his minivan and pointing a gun in his face. 

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(January 31) Teen Killed In Shooting Outside East St. Louis Church Sunday | East St. Luis, IL

New information has come out about a shooting that took place in a church cafeteria in East St. Louis on Sunday and killed one person.

Police said two teenagers, both 16 and 18 shot at each other after a fight at Pilgrim Green Missionary Church. The 16-year-old died. The 18-year-old is seriously hurt.

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(January 29) Masked Man Wanted After Hurling Molotov Cocktail At New Jersey Synagogue

Authorities in New Jersey are beefing up security around places of worship after they say a masked man was seen throwing a Molotov cocktail at a synagogue early Sunday. 

The suspect was filmed hurling the lit bottle at the Bloomfield building’s entrance in Essex County just after 3 a.m. before fleeing on foot. The bottle extinguished upon impact and did not cause any damage to the Temple Ner Tamid, authorities said.

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(January 27) UPDATE: Saucier Man Arrested In Case Involving Man Found Near Grace Temple Baptist Church | Gulfport,MS

A Saucier man is one of eight people arrested in Gonzales, Louisiana, on Thursday night in an investigation that came to light yesterday afternoon at Grace Temple Baptist Church.

Gonzales Police arrested 27-year-old Logan Allan Delena in a multi-agency investigation into the kidnapping and shooting of a law enforcement officer in Vicksburg, who was found bound and bleeding Thursday morning in the woods next to Grace Temple Baptist Church on Old Highway 49 in Gulfport.

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