Suspect charged with killing man in south St. Louis neighborhood

Suspect charged with killing man in south St. Louis neighborhood

According to police, Miller fatally shot Prince Patton, 25, several times just before 1 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Bates and Louisiana avenues.

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by KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Police have arrested a gunman who shot a man to death in a south St. Louis neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

Michael Miller, 35, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to police, Miller shot Prince Patton, 25, several times just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of Bates and Louisiana avenues.

Neighbors told officers they noticed Miller talking to Patton just before the shooting. Miller then got out a gun and fired several shots. 

Patton was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Miller drove away from the scene in a white SUV with tinted windows and illuminated running boards

A female suspect was also arrested in the case, but charges against her were refused.

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