Jessie Hampton, Malcolm Johnson Charged in Murder of Ralph Hill in July

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Jessie Hampton (left) and Malcolm Johnson
Jessie Hampton (left) and Malcolm Johnson
Jessie Hampton (left) and Malcolm Johnson
St. Louis police last week nabbed the men they believe are responsible for an early-morning attack that left one man dead and another critically injured.

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. July 12 when police were called to the 2000 block of Madison in north city. There they discovered Ralph Hill, 26, dead on the street -- the victim of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. A second victim was found alive, shot in the arms and legs, in a nearby apartment.

On September 16 the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office charged two men with those shootings: 19-year-old Jessie Hampton of the 800 block of Elias and 19-year-old Malcolm Johnson of the 1100 block of Victoria. Both teens have been charged with first-degree murder, assault and armed-criminal action. They're being held without bond.
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