Monday, May 6, 2013
The district brought in extra counselors to help students and staff deal with the tragedy.
Extra counselors are available at Holt High School today after the shooting of a Holt student Saturday afternoon. A Holt freshman who was shot by his mother at their home in Stone Ridge Canyon subdivision is in stable condition at St. Louis University Hospital. READ MORE: Police Confirm That Mother Shot Son, Turned Gun on Herself Matt Deichmann, director of communications for the Wentzville School District, told Patch in an email that the counselors would be available for any student or staff member who needed assistance in dealing with the tragedy. "The WSD is deeply saddened by the shooting that took place over the weekend," Deichmann said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family."
Laurie Anderson, 44, shot her son before taking her own life.
The story of a double shooting in Wentzville's Stone Ridge Canyon Subdivision unfolded Saturday evening while neighbors watched in disbelief. READ MORE: Updated: One Dead in Double Shooting in Wentzville A 911 call to police at 3:36 about a shooting on Niagra Drive led to a lockdown of the neighborhood until a SWAT team was able to determine that the shooter was dead. A juvenile male was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Police released the name of the deceased, Laurie Anderson, later in the evening. READ MORE: Police Release Identity of Wentzville Shooting Victim On Sunday morning, Wentzville Police issued a press release confirming that Laurie Anderson was the mother of the juvenile male and that she shot him before killing …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A police officer carried the wounded juvenile to an ambulance a block and a half away.
Wentzville Police have issued a press release confirming that yesterday's shooting involved a mother and son. Major Paul West stated that the 911 call received by police at 3:36 Saturday afternoon came from the juvenile victim, who said that his mother had shot him and then shot herself. The press release stated: When officers arrived at the house they found a juvenile male that was severely wounded lying on the driveway in front of the residence. Fearing for child’s safety and to protect him from further harm, the officer dragged him away from the front of the residence. Being unable and unwilling to bring an ambulance into a potentially dangerous situation, the officer picked the child up and carried him to the ambulance that was …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Laurie Anderson was found dead in a home in the 200 block of Niagra Drive, police say.
Police have released the name of the woman who died in a shooting in Wentzville Saturday afternoon. Major Paul West of the Wentzville Police Department confirm that Laurie Anderson was found dead in a home in the 200 block of Niagra Drive. Police received a 911 call at 3:36 p.m. and found one victim, a juvenile male, in the driveway, bleeding from gunshot wounds. The officer carried the juvenile to an ambulance. Officers secured the area and the St. Charles SWAT team was called. The home was searched and Anderson's body was found inside. READ MORE: Updated: One Dead in Double Shooting in Wentzville
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Terry Culberson, 63, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Defense and prosecuting attorneys contended during a preliminary hearing over shooter's intent to harm the victim.
St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Thornhill on Tuesday denied a bond reduction request for Lester Davis, who is accused of firing shots Dec. 18 at another man inside All Cuts Barber Shop in Wentzville. During a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon at the St. Charles County Courthouse, Luby and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jillian Anderson questioned the victim, Keith Young, the barbershop owner and a Wentzville Police detective who investigated the shooting. “People look at this and say, ‘You know what? He could go into my barber shop or the grocery store and flip out again and start shooting,’” Thornhill told Davis. “You did something very spontaneous and very foolish.” Davis is being held in St. Charles County jail in …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lester Davis is being held on $400,000 bond.
Wentzville Police issued additional information about yesterday's shooting at All Cuts Barber Shop. READ MORE: Shots Fired at Wentzville Barber Shop; Suspect in Custody Lester Davis, 57, of the 400 block of Highland Meadows, was charged with 1st Degree Assault-Firearm, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Davis will be transferred to the St. Charles County Adult Detention Facility, where he will be held on a $400,000 bond, cash-only. Police say they will be releasing more information about the incident later today.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Lake Saint Louis Police said one of the men provided Clark with the .25 cal gun.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
A 19-year-old Wentzville man was charged with firing four shots through a sliding glass door as three children sat on a couch 10 feet away from the door. Lake Saint Louis Police reported that Lamon Clark, 19, of the 1400 block of Kathleen Drive, went to the home with four other men June 30 to shoot a man who assaulted his brother at a party in Moscow Mills the Police said in a report that Clark was given a .25 cal handgun by one of the men, identified in a probable cause statement as “Lil Steve.” He had another man, Jarred McGersky, drive them to the home on Normandy Court in Lake Saint Louis, according to court documents. Clark fired at least four shots through a sliding glass door. Children ages 8, 10 and 12 were sitting on a nearby …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Police say Lamon Clark shot through a door into a room in the Lake Saint Louis home where three boys were sitting.
Lamon Clark, 19, of Wentzville, has been charged in St. Charles County Circuit Court on five felony charges after shooting into a home in Lake Saint Louis in the early morning hours of June 30 and endangering the lives of three boys. According to a story in STL Today, Lake Saint Louis police reported that Clark went to the home on Normandy Court in Lake Saint Louis intending to shoot a man who had been accused of assaulting his brother at a party. Clark shot at least four rounds through a sliding door with the boys, ages 8, 10 and 12, sitting nearby. Clark was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, along with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was set at $50,000, cash …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Truck driver said he carried the gun for protection.
The man whose gun accidentally fired and shot a man at a Wentzville church last month said he carries the weapon for protection during his job as a truck driver, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Now, charges against him are being dropped. Aaron Dawn, a 23-year-old Wentzville man, was accidentally shot in the chest at St. Patrick Church during a fundraiser on Jan. 21. After seeing the news on TV, a person turned themselves in claiming to be the owner of the gun that shot Dawn. As the gun owner was getting up to leave, the .38-caliber Cobra Derringer, commonly known as a "pocket pistol," fell out of his coat pocket and went off as it hit the ground, the Post-Dispatch report said. The man didn't come forth at the time because he said he …