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Teen girl, 10-year-old found after father shot in north St. Louis

Posted September 22

— Late Thursday night, police found a brother and sister that were reported missing after the sister allegedly shot their father in the back of the head Sunday.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department found 10-year-old Tyron Pembrook-Hagood and his 16-year-old sister in the area of Goodfellow and Natural Bridge around 11:30 p.m.

Police said on Sept. 17, a girl, who has not been named, pulled a gun on her father. The girl then allegedly shot the father in the back of the head, and ran away from home with Pembrook-Hagood in the 8700 block of Goodfellow.

Thomas Witherspoon lives across the street and said he heard gunshots late Sunday night.

"I saw my neighbor coming outside and I said 'Wayne you alright?' He said, 'Nah I been shot in the head," said Witherspoon.

Multiple neighbors told News 4 the father is 61-year-old Wayne Brown. He's listed in critical, stable condition at a St. Louis hospital.

Witherspoon said Brown told him he didn't know why he was shot but was clear about who shot him.

"He had his hand on the back of his head hollering, I've been shot by my daughter," said Witherspoon.

After the duo was reported missing, police told the public to be cautious if they saw Pembrook-Hagood or his sister. They said it was likely she was likely armed. Pembrook-Hagood is not considered a suspect, and police said they wanted to find him to find out more about the shooting.

News 4 reported earlier that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for the public's help in locating Pembrook-Hagood.

Witherspoon said he saw Tyron, his sister and a third person running down the sidewalk.

Anyone with any information is asked to call St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.


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