Arrest made after man found dead near North Co. elementary school
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - An arrest has been made after a man was found dead in North County in late September.
Max Jones, 21, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Jones is being held on $1,000,000 cash only, no 10 percent bond.
St. Louis County Police said they responded around 7:30 a.m. Thursday to a call activated by an area ShotSpotter at the intersection of Winkler Drive and Kappel Drive. At the scene, police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head; he was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness saw a man walking away from the scene with a “unique bag.” When police reviewed surveillance video from a nearby store minutes before the shooting, they saw the same person with the unique bag.
Ferguson police made an arrest on September 29 in relation to a different homicide. However, the Saint Louis County Crime Laboratory determined that firearm ballistics matched both homicides. In an interview, Jones identified himself in the surveillance video carrying the unique bag and made incriminating statements, according to police.
The victim was later identified as Earl Jones, Jr., 57, of the 10000 block of Dellridge Lane in St. Louis.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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