Police say they are holding two suspects for the fatal shooting of a star volleyball player from Wheaton during an apparent robbery attempt in St. Louis last weekend.
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom said at a press conference Thursday night that police have two 18-year-old men in custody who they believe are responsible for Megan Boken’s death. He said they expect to lodge charges against the men on Friday.
“We are confident based on the evidence we have that we have the killers of Megan Boken in custody,” he said.
Both men are from St. Louis, according to a police spokesman. The suspects were caught due to the assistance of the community and witnesses, police said.
On Friday morning, detectives will be applying for warrants with the Circuit Attorney's office. After the issuance of warrants, the suspects will be identified, police said.
Word of the possible break in the case came as friends and family gathered today for the funeral of Megan Boken, who was in St. Louis to look for a job and attend an alumni volleyball game at Saint Louis University.
David Marzullo, public information director for the St. Louis Police, earlier said he could only describe the two persons of interest as male and wouldn't call them suspects in the ongoing investigation.