University City man receives 11-year prison sentence for St. Louis gas station shooting

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U.S. District Choose John A. Ross on Monday sentenced a person concerned in a taking pictures at a St. Louis fuel station to 11 years in jail.

On August 8, 2022, Santino Taylor, 20, of College Metropolis, Missouri, was stopped by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division officers investigating a taking pictures on the Shell Gasoline Station at 2800 North Florissant Avenue two days earlier. Within the automobile, officers discovered a black 9mm pistol used within the taking pictures. In addition they found {a magazine} that match the gun and 70 capsules containing fentanyl on Taylor.

The police investigation revealed that the sufferer of the taking pictures had exchanged phrases with a person and was suggested by the person to go away the fuel station parking zone. The sufferer complied however returned a short while later. At that time, two males started taking pictures on the sufferer’s car. Police recognized a type of shooters as Taylor. Taylor returned to the Shell two days later with a pistol tucked into his waistband.

Taylor pleaded responsible in March to a few felonies: possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Lawyer Jennifer Szczucinski prosecuted the case.

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