Man charged with fatal shooting at University City picnic
UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - A 21-year-old University City man has been charged in a fatal shooting during a class reunion picnic at a city park.
Twenty-year-old Mario Wallace was shot and killed on July 26 at a University City High School alumni picnic at Heman Park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Michael B. Casey was charged Friday with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with Wallace's death.
Court documents allege that Casey shot Wallace after fighting with an acquaintance of the victim. Police say one of the bullets hit a bystander in the knee.
Casey is being held at the St. Louis County jail on a $200,000 bond. Online court records don't list an attorney on his behalf.