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Suspect charged after Brentwood man carjacked, hit and killed with his own car in the CWE

The incident happened during the lunch hour Tuesday in the Central West End. The man was carjacked at gunpoint and the suspect was later taken into custody

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis County man died after he was carjacked and then hit and killed with his own vehicle, according to St. Louis police.

The incident happened over the lunch hour in the Central West End on Tuesday.

Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded at 11:40 a.m. to the 300 block of North Boyle Avenue for a report of a person hit and a hit-and-run. They arrived to find 72-year-old Chen-Hsyong Yang, of Brentwood, in the back of the address. Police at the scene were focusing on an alley area behind several businesses. He was suffering from severe trauma and injuries, police said. First responders rushed him to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

The police investigation at this time suggested Yang was carjacked at gunpoint by a man. The suspect took Yang’s Honda Element and then hit him with the vehicle while driving away from the scene, police said.

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Shortly after the hit-and-run, officers found the victim’s stolen SUV about three miles away in the 4100 block of East Prairie Avenue. Officers ran after the 47-year-old suspect and took him into custody.

He was identified as Carmain Milton and charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

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Carmain Milton, 47, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in connection with a deadly Central West End carjacking.

The St. Louis police department’s accident reconstruction team responded to the scene, and the homicide division is handling the ongoing investigation.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

The Crime Victim Center is a St. Louis-based organization that works to empower victims by offering resources, counseling, advocacy and referrals throughout the greater St. Louis area.

To learn more, visit https://www.supportvictims.org/