NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – A suspect is facing charges for his alleged role in an attempted robbery of workers who were servicing an ATM at a North County bank. Another suspect was killed during the incident.

Decarlo Powell mugshot 1/11/20

Decarlo Powell, 21, was charged on January 11, 2020 with second-degree murder, attempted robbery, assault and armed criminal action for a January 7, 2020 shooting and attempted robbery. 

Decarlo Powell, 21, is charged with second-degree murder, armed robbery, assault and armed criminal action.

Police say Powell and Jordan Pruitt, who were out on bond while waiting on sentencing for a similar crime that happened in December 2017, went to a Vantage Credit Union on Greenway chase Drive Tuesday and tried to rob workers servicing the ATM.

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Powell was armed with a Keltec .40 caliber rifle and demanded money from the ATM workers. Both ATM workers then returned fire in self-defense and killed Pruitt.

Police say Powell then ran to a getaway car and continued to fire at the ATM workers before fleeing the scene.

He is being held in the St. Louis County Jail without bond.

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