Korean Storeowner Attacked Back in February Has Died From His Injuries

December 23, 2022

ST. LOUIS, MO—A Korean-American man injured in an armed robbery of his store back in February died last week. Authorities have yet to even secure the suspect’s identity.

Kim Nak Ho, 63, died on December 12, while undergoing hospice care for 10 months due to blunt force head trauma he suffered during an armed robbery of his clothing store.

The robbery took place around 5 p.m. on February 9, 2022, at Wutu Fashion near Bamberger Avenue.

Responding officers found Kim on the floor suffering from traumatic injuries, but not from a gunshot wound.

The 63-year-old victim was immediately taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Monday, December 12, Kim died while in hospice care.

The medical examiner’s office ruled Kim’s death a homicide due to “complications of severe blunt force trauma to the head.”

The suspect fled the scene and police said no arrests have been made, according to NBC5.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-371-8477.

Feature Images via Dignity Memorial & NBC5

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