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Brother arrested after deadly domestic disturbance in Florissant

A witness said they heard a fight between the brothers and then a gunshot
Credit: Florissant Police Department
William T. Miller

FLORISSANT, Mo. — A man shot and killed another man at a Florissant home early Thursday morning during a domestic incident, police said.

Police responded to a home in the 600 block of Starlet around 3 a.m. Officers found a 27-year-old man in the front doorway with a single gunshot wound to his upper body. He was identified as 27-year-old Derrick Ayers.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another person who was inside the home told officers they heard two men arguing inside the living room and then a gunshot, police said.

Officers arrested William Miller of St. Louis County. Miller and Ayers were brothers, Florissant police said.

The St. Louis County prosecutor's office issued warrants on Miller for second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He's being held in the St. Louis County Jail without bond.

Florissant police said the investigation is ongoing.