DAILYKENN.com -- Kerry Charley is dead. The 52-year-old white man was fatally shot after a dispute over an auto repair bill, reports say.
Apparently 17-year-old Isaiah Gholson dropped his BMW off at Charley's auto repair business. Reports say Gholson attempted to leave without paying for repairs resulting in a dispute. It was during that dispute the Charley was killed. Gholson was charged with murder and his mother, Ranada Anthony, 39, also faces related charges.
How a disadvantaged black 17-year-old could afford a BMW was not addressed by the media.
Charley's girlfriend was shot in the back as she attempted to flee. She survived and was able to identify Gholson in a police lineup.
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A 17-year-old and his mother are facing charges after police said the 17-year-old shot and killed a mechanic in an argument over repair costs.
Isaiah Gholson, 17, was charged with murder and four other charges while Ranada Anthony, 39, was charged with failure to report a shooting and two other charges in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of Kerry Charley.
Police said Charley worked on cars out of his home on Prairie Avenue in north St. Louis. On Tuesday, Gholson and Anthony came to the home to get Gholson's BMW after getting some repairs done.
Police said an argument about the price of the repairs broke out. Gholson and Anthony tried to take the car without paying, but Ghoulson eventually shot and killed Charley, according to charging documents.
Police said Gholson also shot Charley's girlfriend in the back as she ran away from the home. She survived the shooting, and police said she picked Gholson and Anthony out of photo lineups.
Neither person reported the shooting to police. Officers said both have denied even being at the home, but Charley's records show he was working on the BMW registered to Anthony.
Gholson was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, failure to report a shooting and two counts of armed criminal action. He was not given bond.
Anthony was charged with third-degree assault, hindering prosecution of a felony and failure to report a shooting. Her bond was set at $25,000, cash only.
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