The suspect, Joseph Renick, faces charges of first degree murder, armed criminal acts and illegal possession of a firearm for the deadly shooting of 15-year-old Sentonio Cox, Sunday , according to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office.
Police said police officers responding to a call from a missing person had arrived in the Carondelet neighborhood last weekend to find Sentonio dead from a gunfire.
Renick was being held on bail of $ 500,000, according to the circuit prosecutor's office.
A teenager who introduced himself as a friend of the victim told the post-expedition in St. Louis that Sentonio was heading to his home after being shot. To return home, the teenager often crossed an empty lot near the scene of the shooting, the friend told the newspaper.
The fatal murder of Sentonio is the last of this murderous summer for young people in St. Louis, where the police investigate at least 10 homicides committed by minors, while two others have been classified as suspicious, according to the spokesperson Evita Caldwell.
People carried balloons during a Tuesday vigil on the ground where Sentonio was killed. His mother tried to encourage teenagers to cry him.
The killings resulted in tearful vigils around the city for the innocent victims of gun violence.
"We all feel pain and pain every day of the week," said James Clark of the Better Family Life Community Awareness Organization.
The youngest victim is 2-year-old Kayden Johnson, who was killed in late April with her mother, Trina 'ty Riley, 18, police said.
Last weekend, city officials announced a dark formula for calculating the number of awards leading to child murderers: $ 25,000 for each child under 10, for a total of $ 100,000.
The reward's money will expire Sunday, officials said.
CNN's Darran Simon and Elliott C. McLaughlin contributed to this report.[ad_2]