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St. Louis Man Facing Charges Associated with Nonfatal Carjacking Charged With Second, Fatal Carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis, Missouri man already facing charges for one non-fatal carjacking in August was indicted on charges Wednesday that allege he committed a fatal carjacking in July.

The superseding indictment alleges that Loyse Dozier, 20, discharged a firearm during the fatal carjacking of a 2014 Mercedes sedan on July 10, 2022.

Court documents indicate that carjacking occurred at a market in the 300 block of Chambers Road in Riverview, in St. Louis County.

Dozier now faces charges of carjacking resulting in death, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, resulting in death, attempted carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon.

A prior indictment and criminal complaint also allege that Dozier attempted to take a 2019 Kia Optima at gunpoint on August 1 from a woman who was sitting in her car in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 1400 North Grand Boulevard in St. Louis. A gunman approached the woman and demanded her keys, then shot her multiple times after she handed the keys over. The gunman fled when an off-duty Florissant Police officer working security inside the store ran outside.  

Shell casings recovered at the Walgreens matched casings found at the market, the complaint says. A cell phone belonging to Dozer was found in the Kia and when he was arrested he was caught with a gun, the indictments and complaint allege. Dozier is a previously convicted felon and barred from possessing a firearm.

Charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the St. Louis County Police Department and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Martin is prosecuting the case. 

Updated February 2, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses