Suspect in St. Louis College Shooting Identified

Published: January 15, 2013

ST.LOUIS – The alleged gunman who shot a financial adviser in the chest at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts on Tuesday has been identified at 34-year-old student and convicted felon Sean Johnson.

After shooting the victim, the suspect went into a stairwell and shot himself when he was approached by police. The victim, Greg Elsenrath, was on the phone when Johnson allegedly shot him, reports KSDK. Co-workers of the victim, who is in his late forties, then carried him downstairs where he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Johnson was also taken to the hospital.

Elsenrath is in stable condition at St. Louis University Hospital.

The motive for the shooting appears to be a dispute about financial aid.

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During and immediately after the incident, everyone else was evacuated from the building, and SWAT units checked the campus for additional shooters and victims.

It was the first day of classes for the school.

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