ST. LOUIS (AP)– Authorities are investigating after a 14-year-old was fatally shot as he walked to a St. Louis store.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Agatha Davis urged whoever killed her grandson, Timothy Lucas, to surrender to police. She says the teen “wasn’t a bad boy” and “could be sweet.”
He was shot in the chest around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and died about an hour later at a hospital. Police have not indicated what may have prompted the shooting.
His death comes after St. Louis saw 12 children and teens killed in homicides in 2019.