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Armored Car Charges Filed Against Man Who Admits Killing Child in Shooting

A man who’s facing federal charges in an armored car theft reportedly admits to firing shots that killed a 7-year-old boy in north St. Louis.

23-year-old Malik Ross appeared in court Friday on several federal charges, including embezzlement. He’s accused of stealing $50,000 from an armored car company for which he worked. According to court documents, Ross told federal investigators that he fired shots that killed 7-year-old Xavier Usanga on August 12th.

The boy was standing near a teenager and two other children on a street on the city’s north side when he was shot. An 18-year-old he was with also was shot.

Charges have NOT been filed against Ross in the child’s death, at this time. State prosecutors say the police are collecting evidence in that case.

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