BERKELEY, Mo. – Two young men are wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Berkeley teenager.
The shooting happened outside a home in the 6800 block of Larry Lane on the evening of Sunday, March 26. Police found the 14-year-old victim on the front lawn with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Berkeley police requested the help of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. Within days, investigators identified two suspects: Taivion Kirk and LA’Marrion Mathews, both 18.
One home had a window shot out, and there were multiple bullet holes in the siding on houses. One longtime resident on Larry Lane told FOX 2 the morning after the shooting, that she heard 12 shots and now wants to move out of the area because it’s not safe.
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged both Kirk and Mathews with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Kirk and Mathews should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS, or their nearest law enforcement agency.