West County Mall shooting: Charges filed against 21-year-old

Missouri

CLAYTON, Mo. – Charges have been filed in connection with a deadly shooting at the West County Mall.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 21-year-old Jason Hill on Sunday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Hill is accused of shooting and killing Malachi Maclin inside the mall late Saturday afternoon.

Hill was identified as a person of interest in the case and taken into custody Sunday morning.

The shooting occurred around 6:20 p.m. at the Champs Sports store following an altercation between Hill and Maclin.

Hill allegedly took out a firearm and shot Maclin. Maclin was taken to a local hospital where he died.

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