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Man charged in fatal Spanish Lake shooting

Police identified the victim Thursday as 24-year-old Antonio Green

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A St. Louis man has been charged after a deadly shooting in north St. Louis County late Tuesday night.

Christopher Bolden, 30, was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon – shooting at/from a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon – exhibiting and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Bolden was arrested in Montgomery County, Illinois and once he is extradited to Missouri, he will be held without bond, police said.

Tuesday night at around 11:25, St. Louis County police were called to the 1100 block of Scott Avenue for a shooting. This is in Spanish Lake.

When officers arrived, they found a man inside a car in the driveway of a home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police identified the man Thursday as Antonio Green, 24.

According to a probable cause statement, a witness told police Bolden parked his car in front of the home and got out. He approached the witness’s car, where she was in the driver’s seat, opened the rear driver’s side door and said, “You thought I was f**king playing” before firing three shots at Green.

After the shooting, the witness got out of the car and Bolden pointed his gun and told her to say “please,” which she did, and then she ran inside the home. The witness told police Bolden is the father of her children.

A separate witness described the car that fled the area and that same car was captured on video surveillance. It also matched the description of the car the witness knows Bolden to drive. Police checked the license plate of the car and it turned out to be rented to Bolden. When Bolden was arrested in Illinois, he was in the same car.

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/