St. Louis Circuit Attorney Issues 10 Felony Charges in Killing of Caion Greene


Caion Greene was killed on March 7 in St. Louis. - COURTESY OF CRIMESTOPPERS
  • Caion Greene was killed on March 7 in St. Louis.

St. Louis police say witnesses saw seventeen-year-old Darryl Williams fire multiple shots into a car on March 7, killing nine-year-old Caion Greene.

Williams was arrested on Wednesday, and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office issued charges today. He's facing ten felony counts, including first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree assault. The teen is being charged as an adult.

According to a probable cause statement, a detective writes that Williams approached the car Caion was in and opened fire before running away. Caion's parents and seven-month-old brother were also in the car. Only the nine-year-old was shot, a single bullet to the chest. His parents drove him to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, but it was too late.

Darryl Williams is charged with ten felonies, including murder. - COURTESY ST. LOUIS POLICE
  • Darryl Williams is charged with ten felonies, including murder.

The shooting happened in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, south of downtown. Caion and his family lived in south St. Louis County, but relatives told media that they were trying to drop off food for the boy's grandmother, who lives in the LaSalle Park Apartments.

It's not clear what prompted the shooting. Police have said two people fired at the car that night. Williams lived in the Mark Twain neighborhood of north city, according to court records. He's being held in the City Justice Center jail without bond.

Caion's family created a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses.
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.