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Illinois prosecutors charge man with fatal shooting of East St. Louis teen

Illinois prosecutors charge man with fatal shooting of East St. Louis teen

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COLLINSVILLE — Officials on Monday announced criminal charges against a man accused of murdering a 16-year-old in East St. Louis last week. 

At around 3:50 a.m. Sept. 7, Illinois State Police found a teenage boy who had been shot and killed at the intersection of 84th Street and Washington Avenue. 

Barneshio White

Barneshio White (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Police on Monday said 28-year-old Barneshio A. White, who had previously been convicted of felony aggravated lawful restraint, shot and killed the unnamed 16-year-old and then threatened a witness who tried to report him to authorities. 

He is facing charges of first-degree murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and intimidation. 

White is currently being held in the St. Clair County jail.

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