Kenneth Payne charged with murder and assault in South Grand shooting

5:49 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two people have been arrested, one charged, in relation to a shooting that occurred at a beauty supply store in the 3900 block of S. Grand Thursday night.

Detectives identified a 33-year-old male and a 28-year-old female as the suspects and arrested them early this morning.

Kenneth Payne, 33, has been charged with one count of murder in the first degree, one count of assault in the first degree, and two counts of armed criminal action.   

The incident started when two male employees became involved in an altercation with two people inside the beauty supply store. The argument was then taken outside to the sidewalk where the two employees were shot.

One man was shot in the head. He died at the scene.

The other man was shot twice in the torso. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Payne is being held without bond.


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