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ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 54-year-old man Thursday in connection with the murder of a teenager.

The murder took place Sunday, August 25 around 6 a.m. in the 7300 block of Vermont Avenue, located in the Carondelet neighborhood.

According to prosecutors, Joseph Renick shot 15-year-old Sentonio Cox in the head as the teenager backed away from him with his hands raised.

Renick was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Renick has a prior felony conviction in St. Louis County from October 2016.