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Man, woman both charged in connection with Schnucks parking lot shooting in St. Peters

Tyrone Miller has been arrested and is being held without bond.
Credit: KSDK

ST. PETERS, Mo. — A second suspect has been charged in connection with a shooting that happened in a St. Peters Schnucks parking lot Friday evening.

Monday afternoon, St. Peters Police Department Sgt. Melissa Doss said Jayana Dobbs, 22, was charged with first-degree assault(accessory), armed criminal action, and robbery for her role in the incident. 

Dobbs is currently in custody and will be taken to St. Charles County Jail. She is being held on a $1 million bond.

This comes after Tyrone Miller, 24, was charged with one count of each first-degree assault, first-degree attempted robbery, and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting.

Miller has been arrested and is also being held on a $1 million bond.

Credit: KSDK

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. at the store on Plaza 94, just off Jungermann Road and North St. Peters Parkway.

According to the probable cause statement, the victim's husband told police the suspect approached his wife while she was seated in the passenger side of their car. The husband said the suspect attempted to take his wife's purse from her while he was unloading groceries in the back seat.

A struggle ensued between the suspect and the victim. The husband told police he heard the sound of gunfire come from the passenger side of the car and saw the suspect run off.

The woman who was shot was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. According to the probable cause statement, she was shot in the head with a 9mm handgun. In an update on Sunday, police said she was still receiving treatment but was expected to survive.

The suspect was last seen driving a silver, newer model Honda SUV that was occupied by several other people. Police were able to identify the car further with the use of a Flock camera and determined Miller as the suspect, according to the probable cause statement. 

The car, which was rented from Avis, was recovered abandoned in East St. Louis on March 5.

Doss said another suspect involved in the robbery has been arrest and is currently being held at St. Peters Jail awaiting charges. Once they are charged by the St. Charles County Prosecutors Office, more information will be provided. 

According to police, Miller is also a suspect in a number of other criminal cases. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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