ST. LOIUS – A man waiting for a party bus outside of St. Louis casino was killed after a robber shot him in the back around 1:45 in the morning on Saturday.
The victim Bariah Crump, 28, of the 9400 block of Coppercreek Court in Ferguson was dead on arrival when rushed to a hospital.
According to police, the gunman walked up to Crump at the corner of North Second and Carr streets near Lumière Place Casino and Hotel, pulled out a gun and declared robbery. Then, he shot Crump in the upper back.
A woman, 24, who attempted to run from the area, was also shot in the buttocks. She was taken in a hospital. Doctors said she was in a stable condition.
Keisha Thomas, 33, a co-worker of Crump at the Experience One Hair Salon in Jennings described the victim as humorous person who loved to make money and do hair.
“He was a good person who was down to earth. He was an awesome stylist,” said Thomas.
Family members and friends released black and purple balloons on Sunday evening at a candle light vigil at the location where he was killed.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked to contact authorities.