WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) — A man shot through a frozen custard store’s door and shot two occupied vehicles Sunday in west St. Louis County, Ellisville Police tell News 4.
The man was riding on a motorcycle going westbound on Manchester Road in Ellisville when he started randomly firing shots, one of them going through a door at Silky’s Frozen Custard. No one was injured by the gunshot, police said.
The man then kept going westbound on Highway 100 and ended up hitting two occupied vehicles with gunshots but did not hit anyone inside. The St. Louis County Police Department’s Wildwood Precinct responded to the shots fired on Highway 100 near Pond Road around 6:30 p.m., where they found one of the vehicles that had been struck by gunfire.
Neighbors say the suspect was a former employee at the Pageant. They also said he has been acting strange lately and yelled at a young lady walking her dog.
The suspect was disheartened about being terminated and has been having a difficult time, mentally and emotionally, because of the difficult things that happened while working at the Pageant, according to neighbors. He has allegedly filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against them. News 4 attempted to reach out to the Pageant, but they were told that they could not comment on the suspect.
St. Louis County Police said the suspect was taken into custody by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ellisville Police said the Highway Patrol detained the man after he crashed his motorcycle. The suspect is currently in St. Louis County Police’s custody and information regarding charges may be released tomorrow.
Overall, no injuries were reported in the incidents. The man’s motive for firing shots is unknown. His identity was not immediately released.
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