Charges issued in Jennings drive-by shooting from 2022

Published: Apr. 16, 2022 at 8:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 9:20 AM CST
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A man has been charged in a shooting in Jennings, Mo. from April 2022.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Sylvester Hill, 28, of St. Louis, for First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. According to a release, Hill was arrested in Houston, Texas on January 24, 2023. Hill is being held without bond.

The original incident took place on April 16, 2022. Police said two people were sitting inside a vehicle in the 6300 block of Lillian around 4:45 p.m. when somebody drove by and opened fire and then fled. Both people inside the vehicle were hit by gunfire. One of them, identified as 25-year-old Myron Davis, was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the hospital. Surveillance video showed a blue Kia that had followed the victim’s vehicle from a nearby convenience store to the scene of the shooting and had left the scene.

A Kia was located behind the defendant’s residence three days after the shooting. Police say it had been recently spray-painted orange over blue. In addition, the defendant’s DNA was found in the Kia, and paperwork for the Kia was found in defendant’s residence.

St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Persons detectives are leading this investigation.