DELLWOOD, Mo. — A man was charged with murder after police said he admitted to shooting and killing a man outside Dellwood Food Market Saturday night.
Travion Willis, 24, was charged with murder, assault and other crimes in connection with the shooting that left a 29-year-old man dead.
Police were called to Dellwood Food Market at 1620 Chambers Road at around 6:25 Saturday night for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they found 29-year-old Sean Moore suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. First responders tried to revive him, but Moore died on the scene.
A second victim was shot in the leg and has since been treated at the hospital and released.
Officers with the North County Police Cooperative investigated the shooting throughout the night and identified Willis as the shooting suspect. Willis was taken into custody at around 2:30 Sunday morning.
Police found the gun used in the shooting, and they said Willis admitted to the shooting.
Willis was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. He is being held on $750,000 bond.
Resources for crime victims:
If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.
- Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program. To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/
- Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.” To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu
- The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth. To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html
- Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/