- A group of teenagers used hammers to savagely beat a man to death in a random attack on a St. Louis street Sunday, according to police.
Zemir Begic, 32, was driving around at 1:15 a.m. in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood when at least three juveniles approached his vehicle and began wailing on it with hammers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The driver, a Bosnian immigrant, got out of the car to confront the assailants, who started yelling at him and pummeling him with the hammers, cops said. After the vicious onslaught was over, Begic — who had only been living in St. Louis for a year — was left battered and broken with injuries to his head, face, mouth and abdomen.
And of course, you have to have the standard denials of motive:
- St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said Begic’s killing did not appear to be motivated by race or ethnicity.
“There is no indication that the gentleman last night was targeted because he was Bosnian,” he said. “There’s no indication that they knew each other.”
We're willing to bet $1,000 that the offenders couldn't find Bosnia on a map, and this guy is saying it wasn't because he's Bosnian? Fucking brilliant there Chief. How about you give us an actual motive then?