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Police: Man shoots, kills 17-year-old while playing with gun

Police said Williams admitted to shooting the 17-year-old.

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man has been charged after a 17-year-old was shot and killed early Saturday morning.

Police said Ronnie Williams, 18, was playing with a gun while sitting in the backseat of a car in the 4700 block of Bristol Rock Road.

While playing with the gun, Williams shot 17-year-old Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn, who was sitting in the front seat. Police said Williams admitted to shooting the teen.

Moore-Vaughn was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Officials charged Williams with involuntary manslaughter. He is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond.