ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two at-large second-degree murder warrants have been issued for two men involved in an attempted armed robbery Monday night in Forest Park. The third suspect was killed during the incident.
Joshua Hunter and Jamaal Robinson, both 20-years-old, are each charged with second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree attempted armed robbery, and three counts of armed criminal action.
The third suspect, 18-year-old Antonio Nash, was killed when one of the victims, a 36-year-old off-duty St. Charles County sheriff's deputy, feared for his safety and shot him three times in the lower abdomen. Nash was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hunter was shot in the buttocks and taken to an area hospital in critical by stable condition.
Robinson was shot in the neck and taken to an area hospital. He is listed in guarded but stable condition.
No other injuries were reported. The suspect's gun was recovered at the scene.
St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer believes his deputy was justified in the shooting. He says one of the suspects admitted to St. Louis Police that the group intended to commit an armed robbery.
"It's obvious that somebody in the city of St. Louis was going to get robbed last night," said Neer. "These subjects just picked the wrong victim."
The deputy, whose name has not been released, is on administrative lead until the investigation into the shooting is complete.