White St. Louis Man Killed in His Driveway at Random by a Black

July 28, 2013

John Paulsen
John Paulsen.

John Paulsen was killed at random by a black male, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch doesn’t want you to know it. They intentionally omitted the race of the dangerous at-large suspect in their description. The Post-Dispatch puts political correctness ahead of public safety.

The murder appears to be a thrill killing. The gunman just killed him for the fun of it.

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch…

 The director of catering at the Chase Park Plaza, who was gunned down as he sat in his convertible early Sunday, had just celebrated being five years cancer-free in March, his parents say.

John Paulsen, 48, was in the Bevo neighborhood, in the driver’s seat of his Audi, closing the convertible top, when he was fatally shot.

“I know young people are taken all the time, but it’s just so hard to understand,” said the victim’s mother, Janet Paulsen, 73. “It was just a senseless shooting, particularly when he had just survived cancer.”

Janet Paulsen herself was just diagnosed a month ago with a rare cancer, and she said her son gave her a boost the last time they spoke on Saturday morning.

“John was telling me to be so brave, because he had gone through it,” she said Friday. “He was such a loving person. He told me I would get through it.”

The next morning, he was killed. He was found unconscious in his driver’s seat, bleeding from gunshot wounds to the arm and chest about 3:25 a.m. Sunday in the 4200 block of Neosho Street in St. Louis. He died later at a hospital.

Police have made no arrests in the case and won’t discuss a motive. Police spokeswoman Leah Freeman confirmed that nothing was stolen from Paulsen.

Investigators said Paulsen had stopped his sports car and that a gunman approached and fired toward the car, then ran off. That gunman was described as 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a slender build and shoulder-length dreadlocks.

As they tended to their son in St. Louis, both parents said they were struck by the amount of crime news in the media, but their son felt he was in a safe neighborhood.