ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV) – A St. Charles County man shot in the head and left to die is making remarkable strides, leaving his doctors stunned by his recovery.
Chris Smith, 49, was shot in the head at point-blank range on Nov. 24, 2021, after returning home with Leslie Reeves 45, on their first date.
“As I was driving home from work, I passed my neighbor’s house and I just had a gut feeling, something saying, ‘don’t go out, stay home or go to St. Louis,’” Smith said. “The first time I don’t listen to my gut, this happens.”
Smith doesn’t remember much from that evening but said he went to a local bar in Farmersville, Illinois, with Reeves for a couple of beer. The two had exchanged numbers earlier that day.
The pair returned to Smith’s home,