The name of the 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed over the weekend in St. Charles has been made public. Lt. Thomas Wilkinson, a spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department, said that Lydia Elkin of Lake St. Louis died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday night.
Just before 8:50 p.m., police from St. Charles were called to the hospital. Wilkison said that Elkin and a 17-year-old boy were both shot and taken to the hospital. Elgin was shot in the chest, and the boy took her to the hospital to tell the police about what happened.
Wilkison said that the 17-year-old told detectives that they were asked to meet with two people near Oak Avenue and Perry Street. No one knows why the meeting will happen yet. When 17 and Elking got to the area, the two men who had asked to meet walked up to them, pulled out guns, and said they were going to rob them. One of the people with guns shot at the car and hit Elgin in the chest.
With the help of the people in the area, St. Charles homicide detectives searched the area from Saturday night to Sunday and found two teens who might have done it.
“…In St. Louis County, detectives from St. Charles found a 16-year-old white boy and a 17-year-old black boy. “Those two people have been arrested,” Wilkinson said. “During the investigation, a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol thought to have been used in this murder was found in a St. Charles home and taken away.”
In St. Charles County Family Court, the boys were charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and armed criminal activity. No one knows what their names are. Wilkinson said that the suspect is being kept in a youth detention center until the case moves forward.