Charges filed in U City double shooting

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – Charges have been filed against a 48-year-old man accused of a double shooting, which killed one person Wednesday.

Joseph Leroy Price is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and two counts of armed criminal action.

Price turned himself in to police Thursday morning after his vehicle was found Wednesday evening on a parking lot in St. Ann, Mo.

He is accused of shooting his 41-year-old girlfriend and her 49-year-old sister. His girlfriend is recovering from critical injuries. Her sister was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting.

Police say five other relatives, including three children, were at the home in the 8200 block of Paramount at the time of the incident. Nobody else was injured.


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