Man accused of shooting, killing St. Louis homeless man
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 22-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a homeless man last month in downtown St. Louis.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tyjuan Snipes of St. Louis is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Authorities allege that Snipes got out of his car April 24 and punched 28-year-old Michael Jackson Jr. before shooting Jackson in the back as the victim fled.
Police said the day of the shooting that they believed it was drug-related, and that the men had fought over a bag before Jackson was shot.
The shooting took place the week that hundreds of young people were downtown for a robotics convention.
Snipes was not yet in custody Tuesday.
A judge has set his cash-only bond at $500,000.
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