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Father of four shot in road rage incident in front of his kids, St. Louis police say

Two men were arrested and charged with shooting a father of four in a road rage incident on Monday while his children were in the car, St. Louic County officials told KSDK.

The shooting happened on South Lindbergh Boulevard near Mueller Road just after 3:20 p.m., Fox2News reported.

“Four children were in the car with the victim when he was shot,” the outlet said. The children — ages 11, 9, 5, and 3 — weren’t hurt, Fox2 said.

“Almost simultaneously, at 3:12 PM, other St. Louis County police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Rusty Road on a vehicle that was improperly using the shoulder to pass traffic,” according to KTRS. “That vehicle is a Mitsubishi GTS, red in color. Further investigation would reveal that vehicle stopped was the suspect vehicle of the shooting. Two adult males occupied the vehicle and both have been taken into custody without incident.”

On Tuesday, “the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on 27-year-old Nicholas Marino and 24-year-old Joseph Marino,” KSDK reported. “Nicholas was charged with one count of first-degree assault and armed criminal action and is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond. Joseph was charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon. He’s being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond.”

The father’s condition was unknown, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, KSDK reported.

Tyler Carter, a Real-Time reporter based out of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, is an avid lover of media, fitness, sports and telling impactful stories. Previously, he served as a trending/breaking news/crime reporter for AL.com and The Mississippi Press.
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