St. Louis-area man charged in January shooting death



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis-area man has been charged with first-degree murder and other counts in the January shooting death of another man.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 18-year-old Tishawn Washington, who lives in an unincorporated area of north St. Louis County, was charged Thursday with the murder count in the Jan. 4 killing of 22-year-old Demont Coleman.

Washington has also been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the case. Police say Washington shot Coleman when the older man showed up banging on the door of a person they both knew.

Police say Washington then fled to another state and had not been arrested on the charges as of Thursday.

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