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Video captures teen's murder in south city; 1 of 2 suspects charged

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20-year old Felipe Lorthridge was charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. By Ruella Rouf 20-year old Felipe Lorthridge was charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. By Ruella Rouf

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An execution-style murder on the city's south-side was caught on surveillance video; video owned by the victim’s mother.

Two suspects were seen on the video obtained by News 4 chasing 19-year old Tarron Selfe, then shooting and killing him outside his mother's daycare.

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Selfe was shot August 19 near the intersection of California and Miami in south city.  He died a day later.
 
Selfe’s mother is searching for any evidence that will put the second suspect behind bars.
On her laptop computer, LaBrisha Straub does the unimaginable; watching her son's murder - over and over again. 
 
“I still watch it because I’m looking for clues,” Straub said. “I’m still looking for anything that I can find.  There might be something that I missed.”
 
According to St. Louis police, two men were arrested, but the Circuit Attorney's Office only charged one: 20-year old Felipe Lorthridge. Lorthridge was charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. According to court records, Lorthridge was on probation for Armed Criminal Action when prosecutors allege he shot and killed Selfe.  It was the second time Lorthridge had received probation from a St. Louis City judge.
 
Although she's grateful one suspect is in jail, Straub doesn't understand why the second suspect hasn't been charged.
 
Now, she tries to deal with the emotion of how to respond to the second suspect who is back on the streets. She says there's been too much violence in the city; too many young men killing other young men.
 
In a statement, the Circuit Attorney's office said when there's enough evidence to charge another person in the case, they will do so.

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