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Man arrested in fatal south city shooting of teenager on Father's Day

The man taken into custody on Wednesday. He's suspected of shooting Jaquelle Brown, who was just 17 years old when he died
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ST. LOUIS — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of teenager last summer in south St. Louis.

The suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced Friday morning. Police said they handed the case over to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to review potential charges. A check of Missouri's online court records showed no charges against the suspect in this case.

The man is suspected of killing Jaquelle Brown on Father’s Day last June. Jaquelle was just 17 years old.

At 3:08 p.m. that day, St. Louis police officers were called to an alley near the 4600 block of Virginia Avenue, which is near the border of the Dutchtown and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. They arrived to find Jaquelle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At the time, police said a 19-year-old man later showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot from the same shooting. Police did not identify the 19-year-old at the time, and they have not said recently whether that man is the suspect now arrested in the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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