Crestwood man accused of shooting, killing 2 during argument in South City

Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 8:56 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 7, 2022 at 11:27 AM CST
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Two men were shot and killed in south St. Louis City Saturday evening, police said; a 23-year-old man from Crestwood is now facing charges in connection with the shooting.

Austin Heflin is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. in the 3900 block of Schiller Place near the Dutchtown and Holly Hills neighborhoods. Eric Emmanuel Smith, 29, of South City and Aaron Smith, 30, of North City, were found shot inside a home; they were pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the shooting happened during an argument with Heflin.

Heflin was taken into custody at the scene.