Forensic evidence links 2 St. Louis County shootings

Investigators have linked the shootings to forensic evidence and one of the victims was robbed, according to sources familiar with the investigation

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. – Investigators investigating the murders of two people about an hour apart on Saturday said they believe robbery may have been the motive.

The Major Case Squad posted a video Monday showing a car they believe was involved in both shootings. Investigators are looking for a silver / metallic, smaller SUV or passenger vehicle that may have been involved in the incidents.

Investigators have linked the shootings to ballistic evidence and, according to sources familiar with the investigation, one of the victims may have been robbed.

Police said the first shooting occurred at around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday in the 8200 block of Delmar – about two miles west of the Delmar Loop. By the time they arrived, the victims, a couple in their seventies, had already driven to a hospital.

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At that time, they drove a new high-end SUV.

The 74-year-old man was treated and released. His wife, 71-year-old Barbara Goodkin, died on Sunday.

At around 11:45 p.m., Brentwood police responded to reports of shots fired in the 8700 block of Eager Road in a parking lot between the Drury Inn & Suites and the Bonefish Grill. There they found Dr. Sergei Zacharev shot dead.

Some of Zacharev’s personal effects had been taken from him and, according to the sources, he had been shot multiple times.

Online records show that Zacharev is an anesthetist “affiliated with Christian Hospital.”

The police called a press conference on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. 5 On Your Side will broadcast the press conference live on our website and in our app.

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