JENNINGS, Mo. ( -- A man has been charged after a 17-year-old was found shot to death in a Jennings alley. 

Jennings Shooting

Police on scene of a shooting in Jennings on Wednesday. 

St. Louis County police said they were called to a scene on Strathmore Place near West Florissant in Jennings shortly after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, where they found the teen boy shot to death. Thursday morning, police identified the teen as Caleb Smith.

Deryon Thomas, 19, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the crime. His cash-only bond was set at $1 million. 

According to court documents, Thomas and another man were chasing Smith when he ran into an alley. The man who was with Thomas allegedly fired multiple shots towards Smith while Thomas took a knee and pointed something he had in his hand towards the victim. 

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Deryon Thomas, 19, is accused of killing Caleb Smith, 17, in Jennings on Oct. 23.

Police said multiple shell casings of different calibers were found around the shooting scene. Smith reportedly had what appeared to be a bullet wound to his head.

Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots, and described the sound as coming from two different caliber weapons. 

"It was like maybe seven or eight or nine of them," said Eric Garnett, who was nearby when the shooting happened. "Then there was an exchange from a small caliber gun."

Jennings Shooting

Police on scene of a shooting in Jennings on Wednesday. 

The investigation had a stretch of West Florissant closed Wednesday evening.

Thursday, St. Louis County police said they were still searching for a second suspect. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. Or you can make an anonymous tip via CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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