A was robbing the man who shot him, according to St. Louis County Circuit Court documents.
said in the report that Shawn N. Lackland, 21, provided a handgun to Eric Gray Jr, 16. Police said Lackland gave the handgun to Gray so he and Orlando McLamb-Rice, 19, could rob Otha Liggins, 23, of the 7400 block of Saleen, University City.
Liggins met Gray and Rice to selling them marijuana, according to court documents. During the attempted robbery in the rear of 1089 North Hanley, Liggins shot Gray in the head, killing him, police said.
Two weapons were recovered at the scene. One handgun was found next to Gray. The second handgun is believed to be the one used to shoot Gray.
Liggins, who uses a wheelchair, has been charged with second-degree murder. His bond has been set at $200,000.
Lackland, of the 8100 block of Braddock in University City, and McLamb-Rice, of the 9700 block of Page Avenue in Overland, also have been charged with second-degree murder. Bond has been set at $100,000 for both men.