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.