Malik Ross and Xavier Usanga

According to federal prosecutors, Malik Ross, right, admitted to firing a gunshot that killed 7-year-old Xavier Usanga, left, in St. Louis City on August 12. 

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The man considered to be connected to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy in North City is now accused of stealing from an armored car.

The suspect has been identified as Malik Ross.

According to federal prosecutors, Ross "admitted to firing a gunshot that killed a 7-year-old child within the City of St. Louis on Aug. 12." He has not yet been charged in the murder.

Xavier Usanga was with an 18-year-old man when he was shot Monday night near his home in the 3500 block of North 14th Street. He died at a St. Louis hospital.

Ross was taken into custody Wednesday, but officials say he has not been charged in the child’s death.  

READ: 'I tried to do CPR;' sister of slain St. Louis boy tried to save his life after shooting

Friday, News 4 obtained information connecting the suspect to an armored car theft the day after Usanga was killed.

According to the police report, the 23-year-old, who worked for the armored car company, took $50,000 during his route. Authorities said the suspect then abandoned the vehicle and didn’t return to work.

Ross is currently in federal custody.

Xavier Usanga

Xavier Usanga was shot and killed in the Hyde Park neighborhood Monday. He was 7 years old. 

No other information has been released.

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