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Charges filed after man shot, killed while playing video games in St. Louis

Police identified the victim as Derrick Johnson, 19, of University City.

ST. LOUIS — A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with a fatal Monday afternoon shooting in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Police Department announced Wednesday that officers had arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of Derrick Johnson of University City. 

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office filed charges Thursday against Marshean Barnett for first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to an incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to a shooting call at about 4 p.m. on the 4900 block of Leahy Avenue in the city's Mark Twain neighborhood.

Police said they found Johnson, 19, suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and ear. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police said he was inside a residence playing video games with others when someone entered the home and shot him.

Homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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