New details emerge in St. Charles Chuck E Cheese's shooting; mother charged
Aesian Anunique Clay, 20, of north St. Louis County, has been charged with first degree attempted assault in connection with the shooting of the father of her daughter at the Chuck E. Cheese's in St. Charles By Daniel Greenwald
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis County woman was charged Wednesday following a shooting at a St. Charles Chuck E Cheese’s location.
Court records indicate Aesian Anunique Clay, 20, called her boyfriend and directed him to drive to the restaurant, located in the 2600 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway, on January 26 with his gun to confront the father of her child, as well as his brother.
Sources told News 4 Clay and her daughter’s father were at their daughter’s birthday party when Clay and the father got into an argument. Authorities said she was angry with the father because he did not take his daughter on a day when a visitation was scheduled.
Witnesses told police Clay said she would have her boyfriend, who was not named, come and “air this place out.” Police said after making that statement, Clay made the call to her boyfriend. She then allegedly warned the man that “you better be strapped”, implying that he should arm himself ahead of the boyfriend’s arrival, police wrote.
Shortly after, that man and two others arrived at the Chuck E Cheese’s and fired multiple shots in the direction of the victims, striking one man multiple times, the probable cause statement says.
A witness reportedly told police Clay told her daughter to “say your last goodbye to your daddy because he is going to die today.”
Police said Clay called her mother after the shooting, stating that her boyfriend had come to the restaurant and shot the man.
Clay’s boyfriend, along with his two associates, have not been charged in the case. No children were injured in the shooting.
The day following the shooting, Chuck E Cheese’s announced they place a security guard at the St. Charles location.