Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MO: Fifth Suspect from "the Hellhole of St. Clair County" Arrested for Deadly, Running Cahokia Gun Battle


"Deputies say all the suspects are from a neighborhood called Parkfield Terrace.  St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus says, 'I would say it's a hell hole; the hellhole of St. Clair County.' He says it's one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the county.  'I'm of the opinion you could bring in the national guard and put them on every corner and you'd still have the crime in that area,' he says."

(KMOV)—Another suspect involved in the deadly shoot out at a convenience store near Cahokia is now behind bars.
The gun battle happened on March 30 on Camp Jackson Road.
St. Clair County Sheriffs Deputies zeroed in on Marco Orr at a house on the 500 block of St. Paul Street on Sunday.
SWAT team members asked Orr several times to surrender peacefully. SWAT members did take every precaution because they were not sure what Orr’s state of mind was or whether he would be armed or not.
Marco Orr is the fifth of six suspects to be arrested in the shooting case.
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for one remaining suspect.

["Fifth suspect arrested from deadly Cahokia gun battle," KMOV.com, April 11, 2011 at 1:36 AM; updated yesterday at 10:13 AM.]


Concerned_Dad said...

Hard to believe this happened in a small town over 100 miles from the nearest major city, Kansas City, MO. Must be the rap music and videos "teaching" the youths how to do it. "The Hellhole of St. Clair County" is no Mayberry! Map here:


NiviusVir said...

I am absolutely sick and tired of seeing garbage like this. We have to have more honesty about race in this country. Most sensible people have grown weary of the lies. People that have loved ones better start being honest before society suffers anymore.

Nice work, Nicholas.