St. Louis man charged with murder in Metrolink platform shooting

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:28 AM

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(KMOV.com) – A St. Louis man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man found on the Laclede’s Landing Metrolink platform downtown.

Akira Edmonds, 24, was charged with murder and armed criminal action, according to a release on Friday.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of 2nd and Washington around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Charles Campbell, 33, of East St. Louis, Illinois was found dead from gunshot wounds to the chest and groin. Police said the shooter and the victim knew each other.

According to MetroLink officials, the guard who was assigned to patrol the station and surrounding area was not on the platform at the time of the shooting. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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