Warrant Alleges ‘Gun Violence’ Counselor & Police Chaplain Fired Shot into Car

More questions are raised than answered in this strange case that begs for more details, and it appears the media is OK with that.

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A felony at large warrant has been issued for the arrest of a St. Louis pastor known for supporting families impacted by gun violence,” Fox 2 Now reported Friday. “Pastor Ronald M. Fraction, 63, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and shooting into a motor vehicle, a Class E felony.”

He’s not just a pastor, we learn, but “[h]e has also served as a volunteer chaplain with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for at least five years.” We also learn that, in addition to joining with anti-violence marchers, “Fraction has helped families cope with loss and tragedy, including some highly publicized stories involving children shot while in vehicles.”

If that’s the case, why did a gas station surveillance video show “Fraction shooting a gun at a vehicle as it was driving away from him”?

Clues are hard to come by. At this writing, the Fox 2 Now account is the only report appearing on the Google News feed, and that story has not been updated for four days. Looking further into the past, we find in addition to being a pastor and a chaplain, Fraction is “a former police officer” and a “partner in caring for the greater St. Louis community through the Homicide, Ministers & Community Alliance (HMCA).”

Unanswered are questions including why an anti “gun violence” marcher would feel the need to carry a gun and if he did so lawfully. Did he have a permit? Being a former officer, was he carrying in accordance with the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act?*

Since some maintain that police should be the “Only Ones” bearing arms due to superior training and accountability not shared by mere citizens, what standard protocols say it’s OK to shoot into a fleeing vehicle?

And, of course, what prompted a felony warrant and has Fraction been taken into custody yet or is he still at large? Is it fair to question if St. Louis’ “mutual protection society” is keeping information under wraps?

Because aside from the one and only report, no local news outlets appear interested in the story and the Fox affiliate has gone quiet. Why?

Likewise, if SLMPD knows more, they’re not saying.

* UPDATE: As a side note, MO being a permitless carry state completely slipped my mind. That said, the lack of media interest in reporting further is noteworthy. Things sure got quiet awful fast about this.


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David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 32 thoughts on “Warrant Alleges ‘Gun Violence’ Counselor & Police Chaplain Fired Shot into Car

    1. Without facts all the speculation in the world is for naught . Too little info to determine cause and effect. Waiting for the other side of the coin ! Just how long is the question .

    2. St.Louis has one main newspaper and it’s very democrat controlled like the city is, I just looked at their web page and didn’t see any reference to this story.
      Doesn’t surprise me.

    3. Two things I expect from a sketchy report from a Demonrat-controlled city:

      Hypocrisy
      False Narrative
      and as a bonus, the ‘Chaplain’ will be someone who acted under color of law without the de jure benefit of such, while being paraded around as the would-be ‘victim’. Even though being the perp, he will portray himself as anything but.

    4. If he was in the right, how come they are having to look for him? I shot at a fleeing vehicle once and blew both back tires off because the driver had pulled a pistol on me and said “I’ll teach you to be a smartass.” When he realized I was armed he attempted to flee to which I responded by immobilizing him and then the police after hearing my story arrested his stupid butt.

    5. “Because aside from the one and only report, no local news outlets appear interested in the story and the Fox affiliate has gone quiet. Why?”
      Good question Mr. Codrea. I guess it’s Ok for some, not others? Do as I say, not as I do. Color???

    6. Were the people in the car shooting at him at the time and not just before? A defense would be he was shooting at the person or persons who were actively shooting at him.

      1. @Matt OK, Alright, but what is gun violence? Every time someone tries to explain it to me, it turns out to be just plain violence.

        1. Being anti-gun-violence is stupid. Self-defense IS violence. Violence can be good or bad. Always be clear that what you are is anti-AGGRESSION, which is the INITIATION of violence.

    7. Not trying to defend him but there are protocols that allow shooting into a fleeing vehicle.
      This sounds more like you trying to express heartburn with LEOSA than looking into the truth.
      I’m a LEO covered under LEOSA however I do not believe it should even be needed and that we all should have the right. LEOSA was supposed to be a step in that direction.
      Now back to him and the crime. It doesn’t appear as though it was reported by him nor did the details provided lead to a justification therefore it became a crime that LEOSA not any other thing you can conjure up will allow justification.
      We all know that many anti gun people have, carry or surround themselves with firearms and that it’s about power exertion not safety.

    8. St Louis is in Missouri. In Missouri we have Constitutional Carry where no permit is required to carry a firearm open or concealed. We do, however, issue permits to allow for individuals to carry concealed in other states that recognize our permit system. I would think a better question to ask about this is whether or not Police Officers (past or present) have successfully attended anger management courses.

    9. Instead of insinuation, Dave, why don’t YOU dig into the facts of the matter? You remember facts, don’t you? Or did your journalism school just require you send in ten box tops of cereal in order to obtain a degree?

      1. Super dud, the author stated no more facts have been gathered nor reported. Reading comprehension is not one of your strenghts is it?

    10. Well, it’s not like he was going to be able to chase them down on foot; for more than forty or fifty feet anyway.

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