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Charges filed after man found dead outside police station in February

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Police say Aaron Merchant, 23, of the 4700 block of Bessie Court, shot and killed Ryan McDermott on February 23. Police say Aaron Merchant, 23, of the 4700 block of Bessie Court, shot and killed Ryan McDermott on February 23.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A man was charged Tuesday in a February, 2016 shooting that killed a 29-year-old man.

Police say Aaron Merchant, 23, of the 4700 block of Bessie Court, shot and killed Ryan McDermott on February 23. McDermott was found outside the North Patrol Division at 4014 Union. He was in the driver's seat of a car.

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Police said McDermott and another person were in the 4700 block of Bessie Court just before 1 a.m. when someone shot him in the head. An acquaintance reportedly drove McDermott to North Patrol where he died on scene. 

Merchant is charged with murder and armed criminal action.

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