Man charged with Jennings homicide


Dexter Jordan

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CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 26-year-old in connection with a Jennings murder.

According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, county officers responded to a shooting in the 8800 block of Clifton Avenue on the afternoon of December 17, 2018. They found the body of 21-year-old Ja’Zhon Scruggs.

Police identified and arrested Dexter Jordan for Scruggs’ murder. A probable cause statement from police states Jordan grabbed the victim and Scruggs yelled “Wait” before Jordan shot him.

Jordan was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He remains jailed without bond.

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