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Man shot to death on Thanksgiving in St. Louis identified, suspect charged

A person of interest was taken into custody at the scene, police confirmed.
Credit: SLMPD

ST. LOUIS — A man in his 60s was shot and killed in St. Louis. It happened just 30 minutes into Thanksgiving Thursday.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Arlington in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of north city for a man who had been shot in the chest. Emergency crews rushed him to the hospital where he died.

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Todd Toston Sr. 

Police said Toston and 49-year-old Robert Smith got into an argument when Smith shot Toston.

Smith was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action. He is being held without bond.

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