The grandson of Robbie Montgomery, owner of Sweetie Pie’s in St. Louis, has been killed in what police are labeling a homicide. The St. Louis Police reported that Andre Montgomery, 21, was found unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds at a home in the 3900 block of Natural Bridge on Monday night, March 14, 2016. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Montgomery was well known on the hit show that showed his work ethic and his attempt at bettering his life. He was shot multiple times in North St. Louis along with another man who reportedly survived. Police are stating that it looks like the shooting of the second man was a case of mistaken identity.
According to Miss Robbie, the home was also the site of a recording studio. Her grandson was at the home laying down a track for a rap album when he received a phone call. He went outside and was shot by unknown parties. Andre was staying at a hotel in the city and on Tuesday morning someone used a key to unlock his room. Several personal items belonging to the victim were stolen, fortunately the suspect was caught on video surveillance cameras at the hotel. Police are stating that Andre was shot inside the house and that an unidentified man who was visiting the home drew his own gun and ran to assist Montgomery. Another person in the home heard the gunshots and did not recognize Andre’s friend and shot the unidentified man who is now in critical condition at a local hospital.
A representative for the OWN network where the show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” is broadcast issued the following statement, “Our hearts are with Miss Robbie, Andre’s uncle, Tim Norman, and the rest of the Sweetie Pie’s family.”
According to police, there are strong leads in the case and a suspect may be identified soon.