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Suspect in St. Louis-area shooting arrested in Tennessee

ST. LOUIS – A man wanted in connection with two deadly shootings in the St. Louis area was arrested after being found naked walk along a small street in Tennessee, police said Friday.

Casey Lowery, 36, Of St. Louis, was accused of murder after he was arrested Thursday night in Selmer, a town about 300 km south of St. Louis. The arrest ended a manhunt that began after the three Missouri shootings reported earlier in the day.

Investigators were responding to a shooting in St. Louis when she was a 29-year-old woman dead in an alley near where a 52-year-old man had shot and seriously wounded. About 15 minutes later, a 28-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station, about 4 km away in St. Louis County.

The police do not say whether the victims knew the shooter. The researchers, connected to the crime scenes, because the same vehicle description — a mid-1990s blue pick-up truck with a camper shell was reported at both locations.

Then shortly before 8 pm, officers in Tennessee were called about a naked man and found Lowery’s under a highway.

A local police report said Lowery refused to cooperate, and it took three officers to subdue him. The report said an officer used a stun gun on Lowery, who was combative and making “statements which are not of rational mind.” He was charged with resisting arrest and indecent exposure in Tennessee.

Lowery has been charged with first-degree murder in the St. Louis County death. Costs have not yet been filed in the city shootings.

Lowery does not yet have a lawyer who can respond to his name. He also does not have a listed phone number.

It is unclear how and why Lowery ended up in Tennessee. A local police coordinator, told The Associated Press that Selmer police chief was out of the office Friday and no one else was available to comment on the case.

Court records show Lowery in anticipation of the cost of domestic attack in St. Louis: a crime and a felony, for the cost submitted in 2016. He was released from prison in February of this fee, after posting $ 15,000 bond.

He also has a running cost of the drug distribution, drug paraphernalia, and speeding in Scott County, Missouri, after an arrest in 2015. And he has three marijuana possession convictions in St. Louis, in 2001, 2004 and 2007.

He got a probationary period for the most recent conviction, spent 30 days in prison for the 2001 crime and 60 days in prison for the 2004 crime.

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