A teenager shot and killed three people, including a young mother and her 8-year-old daughter, during two separate shootings at the victims’ St. Louis homes, authorities said Thursday.
Teen arrested after woman, 8-year-old daughter found tied to bed and shot to death
Prinshun McClain, 18, was booked on three counts of murder, one count of robbery and four counts of armed criminal action, according to a St. Louis police statement.
He was arrested across the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois, where he remained in custody Friday morning, St. Louis police spokeswoman Evita Caldwell said.
“It’s so unreal. Well, now I have a little bit of relief that they caught him,” Terri Ward, the mother of victim Terri Bankhead, told reporters shortly after the arrest.
The first victim, Victoria Manisco , a 26-year-old student , was found dead Wednesday morning on the porch of her home near 1100 Dover Place after she was shot Tuesday night, police said.
Then, eight miles north, in the 4200 block of Pleasant Street, Bankhead and her daughter Da’nilya Edwards were found shot to death Wednesday around 3 p.m., authorities said.
Bankhead’s mother had tried unsuccessfully to reach her daughter for hours before going to the victims’ Pleasant Street apartment, where she made the gruesome discovery, St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said.
The slain 27-year-old woman and her daughter were found bound, investigators told NBC affiliate KSDK.
It was not immediately clear whether McClain had retained an attorney, and a Granite City police representative could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.
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