The man who was shot inside of a vehicle on the parking lot of a Cahokia apartment complex was trying to rob the 18-year-old man police say shot him.
Travon Amerson, 18, of 4053 Mississippi Ave., was charged Monday with attempted armed robbery and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Friday and booked into the St. Clair County jail, according to records.
A judge then released him Friday afternoon on a recognizance bond, which is a written agreement to appear in court.
Cahokia Police Capt. Dennis Plew said Amerson was arrested Sunday. The Mississippi Avenue address is where the shooting took place.
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Last week, the man who shot Amerson was arrested and charged. Devin T. Harris of 517 N. 41st St. was charged with shooting Amerson in his upper torso, As a result of the shooting, Harris was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Plew said Harris was inside of a vehicle when the shooting at the Cottonwood Apartments occurred last Wednesday.
Harris is being held in the St. Clair County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said Harris did not have a FOID card and was in possession of a gun illegally.