A new development has surfaced in the form of a report from the UK’s Daily Mail about the deadly attack by hammer-wielding teenagers Sunday that left a 32-year-old Bosnian immigrant dead in South St. Louis’ Bevo Mill neighborhood.
Arijana Mujkanovic, the fiance of the victim, Zemir Begic, is cited in the report as saying the attack was a “targeted killing” not motivated by hate.
This news comes barely 48 hours after I criticized St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Joel Currier for failing to mention early in his article about the murder that at least some of the teens were black. Along with my criticism, I shared one minute of video recorded after the attack by an area woman who seemed to offer an opposing take: “And, of course, it’s a white kid, right after black people running up and down the street saying, ‘Eff the white people, kill the white people.’ This is what we have.”
Hopefully, St. Louis law enforcement officials will get down to the bottom of things after they finish interviewing witnesses, including the woman who shot the aforementioned video which went viral, attracting nearly 167,000 views so far. The last thing St. Louis needs is more racial tension to fuel the Ferguson protests.
Stay tuned for updates!
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