HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A man was arrested in Jefferson County for the shooting death of a 17-year-old late Friday night. 

Officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said it all started with a confrontation at a restaurant in Fenton. Dominic Williams-Wood and two of his friends followed a car from Fenton to a subdivision in High Ridge late Friday night.

Cartez McKire Jr. mugshot 9/5/20

Cartez McKire Jr., 30, was charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Dominic Williams-Wood in High Ridge. 

By the time they approached the person they were following, he was already out of the car and was standing waiting. Police said 30-year-old Cartez McKire Jr. fired shots at the car while Williams-Wood and the others were inside. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. in the area of Sommerville Drive and Woburn Drive.

Officers found the car off the road when they got there and Williams-Wood was pronounced dead on the scene. 

McKire was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is currently held at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office jail without bond.

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