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Joseph Griffin, 24, of South City is charged with first-degree murder, robbery, abandonment of a corpse, a parole violation, and two counts of armed criminal action.

SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - A second suspect has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in south St. Louis in early December.

Joseph Griffin, 24, of South City is charged with first-degree murder, robbery, abandonment of a corpse, a parole violation, and two counts of armed criminal action.

Mario Amerson, 49, was found shot in the 2200 block of Alberta just after 8:00 a.m. on Dec. 2. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The charges against Griffin come more than a month after 21-year-old Jasmine Baker was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution and abandonment of a corpse in connection with the shooting.

Jasmine Baker 12/2/2020

Jasmine Baker, 21, is facing multiple charges after a December 2 shooting.

Griffin is being held in the St. Louis City Jail without bond.

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