Language from the Probable Cause Statement: "L.S. said that while she and her boyfriend C.S. were walking to their parked car after attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, the defendant approached them, displayed a handgun and forcibly stole a Michael Kors purse and its contents from her. As her boyfriend C.S. started reaching for his property from his pants pockets to give to the defendant, the defendant fired two shots from the handgun at her and C.S. One of those shots struck C.S. in the back, paralyzing him and causing him to fall to the ground. The defendant went through C.S.’s pockets, and stole personal items from him.
The defendant was observed on surveillance systems using one of the victim’s debit cards at two different locations approximately one hour after the robberies and shooting took place. The defendant has been identified by both victims as the perpetrator of the robberies and the assaults."
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty.