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University City Felon Admits Possessing Gun

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

ST. LOUIS – A convicted felon from University City, Missouri on Monday admitted being caught with a gun after a shooting in 2022.

Sheltkeem Brown, 31, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He admitted that on June 25, 2022, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers heard gun shots coming from the area of North Garrison Avenue and Magazine Street, in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood.  At that location, officers saw a maroon Chevrolet Traverse, which sped off.  The officers activated their lights and siren, but the Traverse’s driver continued to drive recklessly until he crashed into a parked vehicle at North Sarah Street and Cottage Avenue. Brown fled on foot but was caught and arrested with fentanyl capsules in his rear pocket. The Traverse had been stolen. Inside the Traverse was a loaded Glock 22 .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number. Brown is a convicted felon and is barred from possessing a firearm.

The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Goeke is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated April 22, 2024

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