Deadly St. Louis-area mall shooting suspect arrested, police say

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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a St. Louis area mall that left one person dead on Saturday. 

The shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. inside Champs Sports, an athletic footwear retailer located on the first floor of West County Center in Des Peres, Missouri

West County Center in Des Peres, Missouri.
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A 20-year-old man, Malachi Maclin, of Florissant was shot and later died in a hospital, Des Peres police Chief Eric Hall said in a statement.

The suspect has not yet been identified. Authorities said the shooting was an isolated incident involving two people.

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The mall was closed early on Saturday following the shooting. Police evacuated some shoppers and employees, while others were on lockdown inside.

Around 9 p.m. police said there was no further threat to the public. 

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Another shooting happened at the same mall in April, FOX 2 reported. A suspect was arrested and charged in connection with that case. 

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and The Associated Press contributed to this report


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