Brothers Charged For Gunning Down Man In Front Of His 4 Kids In Road Rage Attack

Nicholas and Joseph Marino were both charged after they confronted another driver and shot him in front of his kids.

Green Park, MO – Two brothers were charged in a road-rage incident after they opened fire on a local barbecue aficionado who was with his four young children.

The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 14 when brothers 27-year-old Nicholas Marino and 24-year-old Joseph Marino had an altercation with another vehicle in 6000-block of South Lindbergh Boulevard, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The other vehicle was driven by 46-year-old Scott Thomas, who also had his three, six, nine, and 11-year-old children with him.

After the kerfuffle, the Marino brothers noticed that Thomas had pulled over to take down their license plate number, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

They then stopped to confront him at gunpoint.

Charging documents said that Joseph Marino pulled the car over and pointed a gun at Thomas, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Police said Nicholas Marino got out of the car and fired at least three shots Thomas, striking the other car’s driver in the chest and side right in front of his children.

None of the children were struck by gunfire, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

St. Louis County police stopped the Marinos at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Rusty Road after Joseph Marino used the shoulder of the road to pass traffic.

Police arrested the brothers and recovered two guns at the scene, the Call Newspapers reported.

Charging documents said that after the brothers were stopped, Nicholas Marino admitted that he had shot Thomas, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Thomas was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. He was expected to make a full recovery.

The wounded father is a local celebrity with a huge social media following who is known for his barbecue website called www.Grillinfools.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Nicholas Marino was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action for shooting at Thomas.

His cash-only bond was set at $75,000, according to Call Newspapers.

His little brother was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

Joseph Marino’s bond was set at $20,000, also cash-only, Call Newspapers reported.

Comments (38)
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Littlekittykat
Littlekittykat

Dumb and Dumber

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

First-degree assault? How about attempted murder?

Grog
Grog

A $75,000 and a $20,000 bond?

Mimi54
Mimi54

Thank God he didn't die, I'm sick of reading those outcomes, those kids still must be traumatized. They look like cretins, no regard for others with their guns , what a world.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

Lovely generation they hail from....

bryantrent
bryantrent

attempted murdrer

hoss377
hoss377

$75,000 bond?Seriously, whats wrong here?

sanman899
sanman899

Thoughtless, disrespectful, lawless democrats at it as usual.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Redneck bastards!

MsUno65
MsUno65

Cash only bond... They have to pay 100% of it. Do these punks look like they can pay even the lower one?

MSK
MSK

We so need to bring back the death penalty it will possibly serve as a deterrent if nothing else to scum like this. They look like the type that would have shot the kids just for kicks.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Looking at their pictures, they look like low IQ scumbags!! And this should be attempted murder along with child endangerment charges not assault!!!

Troy5
Troy5

Wow, a simple decision goes a long way, Unfortunately for the two brothers that'll be the dead end way with no u-turns to right the wrong.