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Charges Filed in Double Homicide in Florissant

21 year old Thomas Oates the Third is charged
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Thomas Oates III
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Thomas Oates III
Photo/Florissant Police

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) - A St. Louis man has been charged in connection with a double homicide in Florissant. 21-year-old Thomas Oates III is charged with two counts of Second Degree Murder and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.

The charges stem from the shooting deaths of a man and woman in the parking lot at Plaza Madrid at New Halls Ferry and Parker.

Police have also identified the victims as 27-year-old Leon Davis and 17-year-old Darrah Lane.

Police say Oates was in the back seat of their vehicle. The three were arguing and Oates pulled out a gun and shot Davis and Lane.

Police caught Oates in the City of Jennings and they say he confessed to the shootings.

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