Police arrest suspect in connection with double homicide in Florissant

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 5:33 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police said they have arrested a suspect in connection with a double shooting in Florissant.

Thomas Oates III, 21, of St. Louis, has been charged with two counts of second degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action.

Police said Oates confessed to shooting Darrah Lane, 17, and Leon Davis, 27, in the parking lot of the Pleasant Wood Ridge Shopping Plaza around 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, Oates was in the backseat of the car when he got into an argument with Lane and Davis before Oates pulled out a gun and shot both victims. Police said they later arrested Oates without incident in Jennings and said he confessed to shooting. 

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