Daniil Maksimenko was working for Imo’s delivering pizza in north St. Louis, a predominantly black area of the city. Maksimenko just wanted to work and make money. He was shot dead before he could get out of his car for a pizza delivery on Saturday. Maksimenko was robbed only of the pizza.
Daniil Maksimenko, 22, of Ballwin, an Imo’s pizza deliveryman, was shot and killed in a robbery in Hillsdale May 20, 2012. Court records say Maksimenko was robbed only of the pizza. Photo provided by KMOV (StL Today)
The pizza store has cut back deliveries in the area as a precaution.
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A 20-year-old man from St. Louis County has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the shooting death of a pizza deliveryman and another is wanted for questioning.
Chester Romelle Woods is being held on $250,000 bail at the St. Louis County jail. He was charged on Sunday and was scheduled for his first court appearance Monday morning.
St. Louis County detectives are looking for Shermell A. Crockett, 20, who is known to stay in the Hillsdale and Pine Lawn area.
Crockett is only wanted for questioning about the incident and no Warrants have been issued charging him with a crime.
Woods lives in the 2100 block of Rosebud Avenue. Woods confessed to police his involvement in the case.
St. Louis County detectives are searching for a second suspect to question in the death of Daniil Maksimenko, 22, of Ballwin.
Maksimenko was working at the Northwoods Imo’s franchise when he was called to deliver a pizza to an address in the 2100 block of Erick Avenue. Before he got out of his car, he was ambushed and shot at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. He died Saturday afternoon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Court records say Maksimenko was robbed only of the pizza. The charges indicate that Woods was not the gunman. Maksimenko was robbed at gunpoint by Woods and three others, court records say.
“One of the other robbers shot and killed the victim,” court papers allege.
Anyone with information about Crockett and his whereabouts should call the St. Louis County police at 314-889-2341 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
The media called this a robbery. All they took was a pizza. It was a thrill killing.
Don’t expect the national media to pick up on this. It doesn’t fit their agenda.