Police search for suspect wanted in April homicide - KMOV.com

Police search for suspect wanted in April homicide

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a St. Louis man in a homicide that killed 28-year-old Michael Jackson Jr. on the afternoon of April 24.

Tyjuan Snipes, 22, is charged with one count of first degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Jackson, who was homeless.

The homicide, which took place at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Lucas, occurred after Snipes and Jackson reportedly got into a fight bear the City Museum and Jackson tried to run away.

"[It is] particularly worrisome it happened in broad daylight," said St. Louis Police Captain Dan Howard in April. "A slight physical altercation leads to a shooting, and now a death."

Prosecutors said Jackson owed Snipes money in a drug-related debt.

The area where Snipes allegedly killed Jackson has been the scene of at least two other shootings in 2015, including one where two men were injured early Monday morning and the January homicide of De Smet graduate Robert Christman.

Shootings in and around the downtown area since the beginning of the year have brought to light the increase in crime throughout the city and the understaffed St. Louis police force.

Officials believe Snipes and Jackson knew one another.

Police said Snipes is still at large and has not yet been arrested.

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