Suspect charged in South City shooting death

Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 8:28 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 4:22 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A suspect has been charged in relation to a murder in south St. Louis.

On Friday around 5:20 p.m., officers were called to the 2200 block of Keokuk. At the scene, they found a 23-year-old man shot in the chest. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was then pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

Surveillance video showed a man in a yellow sweatshirt getting out of a Saturn Vue before the shooting and running back to it after the shooting, according to court documents.

On Sunday, officers spotted what they believed to be the vehicle and chased it. The suspect vehicle eventually stopped on Jefferson Avenue at a McDonald’s and the driver and passenger got out and ran. After a short foot chase, both people were detained. Officers then found a gun that matched the one used in the shooting, police said.

Court documents state the driver of the vehicle told officers he was with Joshua Conley, who was the passenger when a woman called him Friday. The woman reportedly told Conley, 21, she was in a dispute in the 2200 block of Keokuk. The driver said he and Conley went to the area and Conley got out of the car and returned after gunshots were heard.

Conley was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is currently in custody with no bond allowed.