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Two St. Louis Teens Charged in July Murder

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Michael J. Ford (left) and Antoine Barton were charged last week with murder and armed criminal action.
Two months after the fact, authorities believe they've finally cracked the murder of 22-year-old Calvin Ross. Ross was found July 6 shot to death in an alley in north St. Louis.

On Thursday the Circuit Attorney's Office issued warrants for first-degree murder and armed criminal action against 18-year-old Antoine Barton of the 1400 block of Reale in north St. Louis County. (Based on the tattoo on his chest, we're guessing that he also once lived in the Walnut Park neighborhood of north city.)

On Friday the Circuit Attorney's Office also charged 19-year-old Michael Ford, of the 5000 block of Emerson in north St. Louis, with the same charges. Ford is being held without bond. Court records show he has previously pleaded guilty to felony charges of unlawful use of a firearm and tampering with a motor vehicle. He was also charged in late July with unlawful possession and use of a firearm.

Bond information for Barton was unavailable.

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7 comments
Stephanie
Stephanie

I'm not originally from St. Louis but I've lived here for 7 years and I have to say, the only place that truly scares me is North City. I got lost driving once and ended up there. I was scared to stop my car long enough to turn around because I feared I'd be carjacked or worse. It really is night and day in comparison with other parts of the city and it will take the cooperation of the people who reside there to clean it up.

Eric B.
Eric B.

North St Louis just needs to be wiped off of the map and started over.

anon
anon

why does North City just suck so horribly? It's like the wild west meets colors. It's a blight. Walnut Park used to be a good place to grow up...in the 50's. Is it a shortage of police officers?

Oogly
Oogly

Wan sum ganja mon?

SHANNONJACKSON0892
SHANNONJACKSON0892

FREE MAH BRUTHA TWAN...THE DICKS JUST DONT FEEL LIKE INVESTIGATING SO DEY TRYNA PIN DIS SHYT ON MY BRUH....NO GOOD.....WE COMIN 2 GET U MAN

Anonymous
Anonymous

NEWS FLASH, THIS JUST IN: it's not the 50's anymore.

anon
anon

no shit.

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