Man accused of shooting, killing St. Louis homeless man

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St. Louis police investigate the shooting death of a man on North 14th Street near Lucas Avenue on Friday, April 24, 2015. Photo by Huy Mach,

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A 22-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a homeless man last month in downtown St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tyjuan Snipes of St. Louis is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Authorities allege that Snipes got out of his car April 24 and punched 28-year-old Michael Jackson Jr. before shooting Jackson in the back as the victim fled.

Police said the day of the shooting that they believed it was drug-related, and that the men had fought over a bag before Jackson was shot.

The shooting took place the week that hundreds of young people were downtown for a robotics convention.
Snipes was not yet in custody Tuesday.

A judge has set his cash-only bond at $500,000.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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