Security guard charged with murder for shooting outside Metro East strip club

Security guard charged with murder for shooting outside Metro East strip club

Security guard charged with murder for shooting outside Metro East strip club

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM

BROOKLYN, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man outside a Brooklyn, Illinois strip club on Sunday.

Maurice Shelton, 29, was charged with murder in the death of 23-year-old Walter Taylor.

According to police, Shelton was working as a security guard at the Pink Slip Gentleman’s Club on South 4th Street when he and Taylor got into an argument around 3:25 a.m.

Authorities said sometime during the altercation Shelton pulled out a gun and shot Taylor, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Shelton is not in custody and was last seen somewhere in St. Louis.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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