Crime

Man killed in triple MetroBus shooting was innocent bystander, police say

The man shot and killed in the triple MetroBus stop shooting Tuesday night was an innocent bystander, police say.

Craig LeFebvre was sitting at the MetroBus stop on Grand when he was hit with a bullet during a fire fight at about 6:30 p.m., KDSK reported.

LeFebvre, 48, was the spokesperson for the St. Louis County Health Department, according to a KMOV report.

On Tuesday evening, a fight began at Chipotle in the 200 block of Grand Avenue and continued as those involved made their way to the nearby MetroBus station.

LeFebvre was shot in the chest when one of the suspects opened fire, Fox2Now reported.

A man in his 20s was also shot in the face and taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police believe he was involved in the fight.

The shooter ran from the scene.

According to a statement from Metro Transit, Metro Transit Public Safety officers are assisting the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department with the investigation.

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect, and Metro Transit’s $1,000 reward increases the total reward money to up to $6,000, a press release from Bi-State Development said.

To figure out if MetroLink is really so dangerous, the Belleville News-Democrat collected reports from 15 police departments on the line as well as crime data from the past three years.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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