School: STL administrator expected to fully recover; student charged in shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis business school where a gunman allegedly shot an administrator before shooting himself says the school employee is expected to fully recover.

Stevens Institute of Business & Arts posted on its Twitter and Facebook accounts Wednesday that doctors believe financial aid director Greg Elsenrath will recover fully after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce's spokeswoman says charges could be filed later Wednesday against the shooting suspect. He is also recovering from surgery.

Police haven't publicly identified the suspect or discussed a possible motive. Chief Sam Dotson says the shooter was a part-time student in his 30s.

School officials didn't immediately respond to phone messages seeking comment Wednesday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a part-time student accused of shooting a St. Louis college administrator and then himself with first-degree assault.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce on Wednesday also charged 34-year-old Sean Johnson with armed criminal action and firearms violations in Tuesday's shooting at the Stevens Institute of Business & Art.

Both Johnson and the shooting victim, financial aid director Greg Elsenrath, remain hospitalized following surgery. The school said on its Facebook and Twitter pages Wednesday that Elsenrath is expected to recover fully.

Prosecutors say in a probable cause statement that Johnson and Elsenrath had a heated exchange Monday about Johnson's financial aid. They say that after another discussion on Tuesday, Johnson shot Elsenrath in the chest.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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