Kevin Biendorff in custody for shooting, killing 18-year-old

3:58 PM, Feb 23, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A 21-year-old St. Louis man is in police custody for killing an 18-year-old male.

Police said the victim, identified as Matthew Pellegrini, was shot in the head by Kevin Biendorff in the 6000 block of Eitman around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

Pellegrini was taken to a nearby and died from his injuries Thursday.

Biendorff was initially charged for first-degree assault and armed criminal action.  On Thursday the assault charge was upgraded to second-degree murder. 

He's held on a $300,000 cash-only bond.


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