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Police said Kenneth Spalter, 72, of Pound Ridge, New York, was shot when he and a 71-year-old woman were getting out of their parked car in the 3800 block of Juniata before 10:00 Friday night. Police believe two men approached them and demanded their car keys. During the incident, police say a struggle began between Spalter and one of the suspects and one shot was fired. Spalter was rushed to a St. Louis hospital, where he died.
The two suspects ran from the scene and got into a black vehicle, which fled south of Gustine. No arrests have been made.
“We don’t see crimes of those magnitude here that often it’s been probably a year since we’ve had a homicide and so whenever something like that does happen it really shakes our community,” said Ward 15 Alderwoman Megan Green.
Maybe not, but South Grand from 44 south to Meramec, especially in the Gravois-to-Chippewa stretch, is a volatile mix of literal diversity. LGBTQ-BLT-BBQ-LOL, domestic blacks, immigrant blacks, a few Hispanics, Bosnians, Indochinese, a smattering of Middle Easterns and South Asians, black bloc, and even some remnants of plain ole native born white St. Louisans, all converge around that area. Even if you didn’t know better, or know anything about that area, you would get bad vibes by standing on the corner of Grand and Gravois. Also remember that area was big on Knockout Martin Luther King for awhile; Matt Quain happened on Grand across from the Schnucks, and the trend metastasized at Fanning Middle School which is also right in that area.
And, yes, from this description, the doers in this matter are most likely Dindus.