Here's a stunning story from this week's issue of The St. Louis Metro Evening Whirl.
MAN CLIPPED IN '67 ADDS TO MURDER COUNT
DOWNTOWN -- Way back on May 19, 1967, Henry Allen was gunned down during a street fight at Hamilton and Plymouth.
Allen didn't die from the shooting, however, until May 19, 2006!
Allen, 57, crooked at Kindred Hospital at 4930 Lindell 39 years after he took that bullet to the chest. His legs were amputated because of complications, and in recent years he could be seen begging downtown.
A 35-year-old gunman was cuffed within hours of shooting Allen and charged, but for some reason he was never prosecuted. That suspect kicked the bucket himself in September 2003.
On Wednesday, the St. Louis medical examiner ruled Allen's death a homicide since his demise was hastened by the shooting. Authorities believe that if the shooting is responsible for the physical condition that caused death later on, then by law it's considered a murder.
Allen's killing will be counted in the 2006 murder statistics.
I'd just love to go on to relay another story I spotted in this week's issue (headline: STRIPPERS BRAWL AS FIRE GUTS CLUB) -- it's the Evening Whirl at its down-home-est, but I don't need that kind of Google traffic.