Video of Deshawn Thomas allegedly executing David Saldana (Twitter screenshot)

Video of Deshawn Thomas allegedly executing David Saldana (Image via Twitter/screengrab)

A 23-year-old Missouri man has been identified as a suspect in the broad-daylight killing of a homeless man on the streets of downtown St. Louis. The brazen, execution-style shooting was captured on cell phone footage and quickly went viral across social media platforms.

The suspected shooter, Deshawn Thomas, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action, jail records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the shooting took place at approximately 10 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of North Tucker Boulevard. Authorities arrived a short while later and reportedly located the victim—later identified as David Saldana—on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.



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