Teen shot and killed on his b-day 1 hour after posting ‘I made it to 17'


A very sad and tragic ending to a very young life. Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a local teenager who was killed on his birthday. Armond Latimore was fatally shot about an hour after he posted on Facebook about making it to his 17th birthday. “Thru all the (expletive) I den been thru I’m just glad I can say I made it to see 17,” Latimore wrote. Authorities said Latimore was shot in the head outside a neighborhood chop suey restaurant, Bing Lau. He was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive his injuries.


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