2 suspects sought in connection with killing of teen in Berkeley
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in north St. Louis County on Sunday night; police are looking for two suspects in connection with his death.
Authorities are searching for Taivion Kirk and LA’Marrion Matthews, both 18. Both have been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action and both are considered armed and dangerous.
Family members of the boy killed told News 4 his name is James Bond III.
According to Berkeley police, the shooting happened just before 7 p.m. at the 6800 block of Larry Lane in Berkeley, Missouri. Police responded to a call for multiple juveniles armed and shots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered a juvenile’s body in the front yard of the scene. There are 15 investigators from the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis that have been activated to help in the investigation.
“We still trying to find out what happened to my grandson,” said DiWana Fox, James’ grandmother. “He wasn’t a bad child, he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
James’ family said the teen enjoyed playing basketball and football. They said he was a loving sibling to seven brothers and sisters.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for James’ funeral expenses.
The Major Case Squad asks that anyone with additional information that could assist in further investigating this crime call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).
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