A homeless man in St. Louis, Missouri was shot in cold blood on Monday morning after an altercation between him and his assailant, the man has been identified as 23-year-old Deshawn Thomas and was arrested on Tuesday morning.

Horrifying videos taken by onlookers who did not attempt to intervene show the homeless man being shot ‘execution style’ as his murderer takes roughly 30 seconds to load his firearm before killing the man.

Social media users were quick to criticize people who filmed the incident for not even verbally attempting to intervene as the assailant took a long time to load his gun, leaving a large window of time for people to step in.

St. Louis, Missouri has consistently been named one of the most dangerous cities in America due to its high homicide and violent crime rate.

The latest incident is just one of 360 homicides that occured last year in the city.


The Daily Caller Reports

Graphic video footage shows the moment a homeless Missouri man was fatally shot by a suspect whom he had fought with minutes earlier, according to a report.

The incident unfolded Monday just after 10:00 a.m., in the 700 block of North Tucker Boulevard in St. Louis, when authorities responded to a shooting and found the unidentified victim dead at the scene, Maj. Ryan Cousins said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Video footage taken by a witness shows the victim sitting on the curb with the suspect standing behind him, seemingly struggling to load his firearm. After nearly 30 seconds, the suspect points the gun at point blank range at the victims’ head, killing him.

Authorities say witnesses saw the victim and suspect arguing near a Shell gas station before the victim ran away. The suspect, however, chased the victim down and shot him, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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