ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police announce they have made an arrest in connection with the Feb. 10 murder of 72-year-old Kenneth Spalter of New York in the Tower Grove South neighborhood.

Police haven’t released the name of the suspect, but say he’s 16 years old. He is being held at juvenile court on several charges, including second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Spalter was fatally shot in the 3800 block of Juniata at Spring Avenue last Friday.

Police say earlier that day, the suspect had taken part in an armed robbery in the 3200 block of Samuel Shephard, in which a Hyundai Sonata was stolen.

Police now believe the stolen car was used in the attempted car jacking and homicide of Spalter.

Investigators believe two suspects approached Spalter and tried to steal his car. They say there was a struggle and Spalter was shot.

The search for a second suspect continues.

(TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live