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Spanish Lake teen charged in deadly double shooting

Spanish Lake teen charged in deadly double shooting


CLAYTON — A Spanish Lake teenager was charged Tuesday in a double shooting last month that left another teenager dead.

Jaylin Williams, 18, of the 12000 block of Trampe Heights, was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, evidence tampering and two counts of armed criminal action.

Jaylin Williams

Jaylin Williams was charged May 4, 2021, with fatally shooting 17-year-old Damaurion Williams in St. Louis County and wounding another teen.

Charges say he fired shots at a vehicle in the 1200 block of Territory Court near Halls Ferry in north St. Louis County, fatally injuring 17-year-old Damaurion Williams and wounding another 17-year-old boy. Police later found the two shooting victims in a car at a Mobil gas station at 8319 Jennings Station Road

Jaylin Williams told police he was the shooter and that he later disassembled the gun and discarded it in an unknown body of water, charges say.

His bail was set at $250,000 cash-only. He did not have a lawyer Tuesday.

It was not clear if the suspect and victim were related.

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