Suspects charged in CWE homicide

The charges come just one day after two others were charged in the murder

ST. LOUIS - Four men have been arrested in the shooting death of 54-year-old Monica Shaw in the Central West End.

Xavier Perkins, of O'Fallon, Mo., has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and first-degree robbery. He's being held without bond.

Twenty-year-old Ronald Harris and 20-year-old Jermaine Stabler are both charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and distributing/delivering not more than five grams of marijuana. They're both being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Wednesday, 18-year-old Damonte Dixon of O'Fallon, Mo. was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. His bond is set at $1 million cash-only bond.

According to police, the shooting occurred around 11 p.m. on September 12 near the intersection of North Sarah and Olive streets. Shaw was shot in the chest and transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

Charging documents said Perkins and several other people drove from O'Fallon to the Central West End, a juvenile in the car told police. Charging documents said Harris bought an ounce of what is believed to be marijuana, then instructed the others in the car go walk up to people and try to sell it.

Charging documents said Perkins and Stabler walked up to Shaw. Perkins — who had some of the marijuana and was armed — shot and killed Shaw. The juvenile told police he pointed the gun at Shaw and demanded her property. When she refused, Perkins shot her.

Scene photos: Homicide in the Central West End


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