Charges issued in Wellston homicide - KMOV.com

Charges issued in Wellston homicide

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Emergency crews in the 6300 block of Chatham following an overnight homicide (Credit: KMOV) Emergency crews in the 6300 block of Chatham following an overnight homicide (Credit: KMOV)
Police said Sterling Hubbard hid under debris in the back yard of the residence. (Credit: North County Police Cooperative) Police said Sterling Hubbard hid under debris in the back yard of the residence. (Credit: North County Police Cooperative)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police have identified a man in connection with the murder of a 37-year-old Ronald Johnson.

Johnson was found with a fatal gunshot wound on the front porch of a home in the 6300 block of Chatham around 11:45 p.m, according to police.

As officers were searching the scene, they located a suspect hidden under debris in the backyard of the residence. 

The incident started with an argument that turned physical between family members at the residence, said police. Police believe Hubbard shot Johnson as a result of this incident, but the two men are not related.

Police told News 4 they found the gun in the bushes near where the body was found. 

Hubbard is facing second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges. 

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