Car Used In Teen's Killing Was Taken In Carjacking

Armond Latimore was shot on his 17th birthday.

Brian Kelly
August 21, 2018 - 11:46 am

Courtesy St. Louis Metropolitan Police

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - (UPDATED 4:17 p.m. 8/22) A stolen car that police say a killer was driving when he gunned down a teen on his 17th birthday has been found torched.  

The 2009 Pontiac G-8 was found near a stretch of railroad tracks in Spanish Lake. The discovery was made after police released surveillance images of the car that was taken in a carjacking and then used in the shooting of Armond Latimore on Saturday.

About an hour before the shooting, Latimore posted online that he was glad to make it to his birthday after all he'd been through.

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Investigators say the car used by the killer of 17-year-old Armond Latimore on Saturday afternoon had been taken in a carjacking over two weeks earlier.

The 2009 red or maroon Pontiac G8 four-door with a sunroof, was taken at gunpoint at 14th and Sullivan late in the morning of Aug. 2.

Latimore was shot early Saturday afternoon while leaving a restaurant in the 3100 block of North Grand. An hour before his death, Latimore posted on Facebook about how glad he was that he made it to see his 17th birthday.

Police ask that if you see the vehicle, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).