A bystander stood and watched in shock as he captured a murder on video on Monday morning — out on the street in downtown St. Louis.
The shocking video was posted on Twitter by @ponziSTL, along with the following caption: “This was in #stl today in broad daylight. Dude executed him with not a care in the [world]. We have a corrupt George Soros funded prosecutor and 1/4 murders in St Louis actually are prosecuted. That’s what y’all get when you vote for soft on crime democrats. This is outcome. Another black man executed where’s BLM?”
The video, which was shot through a window from inside a nearby building, showed two black men on the street directly in front of the window — one sitting on the curb with his feet stretched into the street, and the other standing about five feet behind him. The men outside could not be heard, but two people inside the building could be heard discussing whether or not there had been a gunshot prior to the beginning of the video.
The second man, who was wearing black pants and a blue jacket with bright yellow sleeves, appeared to be struggling to load a handgun. “He just put a magazine in, he’s still trying to load it,” the person taking the video commented.
The man wrestled with the firearm for about 30 seconds before he was satisfied with his work — at which point he walked closer to the man who was seated and held the gun to his head.
The video cut away just as the shot rang out, and the person filming reacted immediately: “Oh my God. He just f***ing killed him. He just f***ing killed him.”
According to a report from local NBC affiliate KSDK, the shooting took place in the 700 block of North Tucker Boulevard and was first reported to police just before 10 a.m. local time. The man who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man who was killed and the suspect who allegedly shot him were reportedly involved in an altercation at a nearby Shell station prior to the shooting.
The shooting comes as Democratic St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner faces a potential ouster — Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R-MO) has called for her removal amid allegations that she has failed to fulfill her duties and prosecute criminals in the city of St. Louis.