Army Veteran Robbed and Shot in Back Leaving Baseball Game

Army Veteran Robbed and Shot in Back Leaving Baseball Game

October 05, 2015

Army Veteran Robbed and Shot in Back Leaving Baseball Game

An Army veteran my never walk again after being shot in the back leaving a baseball game. Christopher Sanna was leaving a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game with his girlfriend last week when two armed male suspects in a black sedan confronted him and his girlfriend at gunpoint.

After Sanna's girlfriend gave one of the suspects her purse, another man pulled his gun and shot at them twice as the Army veteran and his girlfriend began to run away from the armed robbers. Christopher Sanna was struck in his liver, spine and lungs, according to St. Louis television station KMOV.

In an post online, his mother, Candis Sanna, wrote that “surgeons have confirmed that his spinal injury cannot be repaired." Candis Sanna told a local newspaper that doctors said, "He could eventually get a little feeling back, but there was no hope for him to walk.”

 

A Mom's Special Birthday Turns Into a Nightmare for Family

On her 60th birthday celebration, Candis Sanna only had one wish - to spend the evening with all her boys. Army veteran Christopher Sanna and his three brothers granted her wish by joining her at the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Christopher had to work Saturday morning at his job as the manager of an automotive store. So, he left the game early, with his girlfriend, while the rest of his family stayed to watch the final inning.

That's when the Army veteran was shot in the back and most likely paralyzed for life.

“We watch every Cardinals game,” Candis Sanna, who works in downtown St. Louis, told KMOV. “We go to the Rams’ games. We do everything we can to support our teams, we love them. But now, I’m scared to go down there. He was just walking to his car at 10:30 at night.”

The FBI has joined in the hunt for the shooter who robbed and shot Army veteran Christopher Sanna. At this time, no suspects have been named or arrested.

Update - Ex-Con Charged in Army Veteran Shooting

According to a report in the Riverfront Times...

An ex-con has been charged with first-degree assault and robbery in the brazen shooting of an Army veteran outside a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Friday.
Kilwa Jones, 31, was already in custody when St. Louis prosecutors revealed charges on Wednesday — as it turns out, county police had arrested him on Sunday following an attack on his ex-girlfriend, according to court records.
The pint-sized felon beat his his ex, Tierra Bankhead, in front of the former couple's young children, and then held St. Louis County police at bay for more than two hours before he was taken into custody, Bankhead told the Riverfront Times.

Here at Hero Giveaways, we send our thoughts to the Sanna family and hope for a speedy recovery for Christopher Sanna.

 

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