A 54-year-old, Joseph Renick, faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. The St. Louis man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of 15-year-old
Police said officers responding to a missing person call arrived in the Carondelet neighborhood last weekend to find
Cox was the latest in what was at the
Renick was being held on a $500,000 bond, according to the circuit attorney’s office.
A teenager who said he was a friend of the victim told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that
Sentonio’s body was found less than 48 hours after another child, 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson, was shot and killed outside a preseason high school football game.
Renick is the second suspect arrested in the string of shootings. Police said a suspect was in custody in connection with the death of 7-year-old Xavier Usanga. The boy was fatally shot earlier this month while he and his sisters played in the backyard of their home in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The suspect has yet to be charged, authorities said.
Federal prosecutors said a St. Louis man facing an unrelated federal charge admitted to shooting Xavier. He has not been charged in Xavier’s death.
Frustrated residents gathered for another vigil on Wednesday to remember the lives of the city’s young children killed in recent months. The names of the dead flashed across an electronic screen. A local lawmaker read them out loud.