Gerrod Smith identified as Natural Bridge homicide victim

1:53 PM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred over the weekend in North St. Louis.

The murder happened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Natural Bridge.

Witnesses said two men were arguing on the sidewalk when one man shot the other. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Gerrod Sanchez, died at the scene with a gunshot wound to the chest.

When police arrived on scene they found an assault rifle near Sanchez's body. Authorities believe both men were armed.

Detectives believe the suspect fled the scene.


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