A man who died after being found unconscious in the driver's seat of a vehicle late last week in St. Louis has a St. James connection.

A man who died after being found unconscious in the driver's seat of a vehicle late last week in St. Louis has a St. James connection.
Andrew "Drew" Griffin Carter, 23, was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting in St. Louis' Dutchtown neighborhood on Sept. 18.
Carter was a 2010 graduate of John F. Hodge High School in St. James, the school confirmed Tuesday.
A 17-year-old black man was taken into custody Monday in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Schron Jackson, with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s public information division.
According to St. Louis police, the shooting occurred sometime around 2:20 p.m. in the 4100 block of South Grand Avenue in south St. Louis.
According to police, after officers received a call about the shooting, they responded and located the victim seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.
He was unconscious and had suffered gunshot wounds.
Carter was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police state that witnesses reported seeing the victim drive onto a parking lot and witnesses observed the suspect exit the passenger’s side door and begin firing shots into the vehicle. The suspect then fled on foot, east on Klocke Street.
Tuesday, warrants were taken under advisement by the circuit attorney's office pending further investigation, Jackson said.
Police say Carter was living in the 4100 block of Metaxa Lane in St. Louis.
Jones Funeral Home in St. James is handling Carter’s funeral arrangements. According to Carter’s obituary from the funeral home, after high school, Carter attended four years of college and two years of culinary school.
He was currently the general manager at the Bootleggin BBQ in St Louis, according to owner Brenton Brown.

Brown, who said Carter had worked at Bootleggin BBQ since April of this year, told The Rolla Daily News that Carter was "definitely an integral part of the business.

"He was extremely liked and loved by all of our customers," Brown said, noting that customers felt welcome with Carter and that Carter had a passion for food.

Brown said he became friends with Carter after playing a softball league in St. Louis together.

He is survived by his parents, Tim and Jill Wright Carter, of St. James; his fiancee, Melanie Thomas Carter of St. Louis; a brother; grandparents; other family and friends.
Celebration of Life services are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. at the St. James Christian Church in St. James.
Memorials in memory of Drew Carter can be given online at www.gofundme.com/Drew-Carter.