ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged two brothers Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in August on Interstate 55 near the Anheuser-Busch brewery.
According to Leah Freeman, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. on August 12 in the southbound lanes of I-55 near Arsenal.
The driver turned around on I-55 and drove in the wrong direction to get to the Shell gas station for help. The passenger, identified as 25-year-old Sigaria Shanklin, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at that location.
The 25-year-old driver, who was shot in the side and leg, was taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition. A 2-year-old baby was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting but was not injured.
Shanklin was the child’s aunt. The driver was said to be dating Shanklin’s sister.
Police eventually identified and apprehended two suspects, 19-year-old Antwone Stallworth and 17-year-old Anthony Stallworth. Both were charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and two counts of armed criminal action.
A third suspect, 24-year-old Antwuan Morrow Jr., was arrested and charged September 1.