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Ill-Fated Beer Run: The Shooting of Christopher St. Louis

NCJ Number
Investigative Sciences Journal Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2010 Pages: 1-32
Bryan R. Burnett
Date Published
January 2010
32 pages
This article discusses the forensic analysis of the shooting death of a teenager by an off-duty police officer.
The shooting of teenager Christopher St. Louis by off-duty police officer Tenaya Webb at the Santee, California Petco shopping center the evening of February 16, 2003 is examined. Four shots were fired in one second with a Glock Model 27 .40 caliber pistol and St. Louis was hit with all four bullets: left chest, right chest, lower right abdomen and right arm. He died minutes after being shot. St. Louis was shot while running toward Webb. The shooting scene reconstruction indicates that St. Louis received the first shot approximately 30 feet (9.1 m) and the last when he was 15 feet (4.8 m) from Webb. (Published Abstract) Figures and references