Man charged in fatal shooting in north St. Louis County

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man is now facing charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance in north St. Louis County.

Authorities say 27-year-old Justin Robnett was arrested Thursday and is jailed without bond in the death of 31-year-old Thomas Wiggins. Robnett also is charged with armed criminal action.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at Spanish Lake Park. Arriving officers found Wiggins sitting in a vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A probable cause statement says Robnett and Wiggins were arguing when Robnett pulled a gun and shot Wiggins several times in the head and chest.

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