Man charged in shooting deaths of brother, sister in south St. Louis home
Melvin Patton, 25 By Afton Spriggs
Julius Elliott & Kenika Elliott By Afton Spriggs
Kenika Elliott By Afton Spriggs
Julius Elliott By Afton Spriggs
By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV) -- Murder charges have been filed in the shooting deaths of a brother and sister in south St. Louis.
The shooting happened on Pennsylvania and Chippewa just before 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Melvin Patton, 25, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Kenika Elliott, 24, and her brother, Julius Elliott, 29. Another woman in her 20s was also shot and is in the hospital in critical condition.
Police say that Patton is the father of Kenika Elliott's four-year-old shild. According to investigators, that child witnessed the shooting.
Close family members tell News 4 that Julius Elliot Sr was a father of four. Kenika Elliot was the mother of four other children. Police say three of those children were in the home at the time of the shooting but none of them were physically hurt.
Neighbor Carmen Dodson said of the victims, "They're really good people. I don't think they deserve anything like that. We're all neighbors and I feel like the person who did it should get their just dues."