ST. LOUIS ( – Two suspects are facing charges after 15-year-old Sentonio Cox was shot and killed in south St. Louis.

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Brian Lee Potter, 47, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Brian Potter mugshot

According to the probable cause statement, Potter and the other suspect, Joseph Renick, came outside of a home on the 7300 block of Vermont to confront Cox and another person. That person ran away.

Potter aggressively walked towards Cox, forcing him across the street, up a hill and into a vacant lot, police say.

Renick was behind Potter as he continued to walk toward Cox.

Cox raised his hands as he backed away from Potter. He then said "shoot this piece of (expletive)."

Renick pointed a revolver at Cox and then allegedly fired one shot that killed Cox.

Cox & Renick

Joseph Renick is accused of fatally shooting Sentonio Cox in the 7300 block of Vermont. 

Renick, 54, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. His cash-only bond was set at $500,000.

The shooting occurred in the 7300 block of Vermont on Sunday.

Charging documents did not say what led to the shooting or provide any further information.

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