A murder charge has been filed against a St. Joseph man in reference to a shooting death last month.
According to the Buchanan County Prosecutor’s office, 19-year-old Khaury El-Amin is charged with second degree murder in the death of Donovan L. Smith on October 28th.
According to the probable cause statement, in the area of 724 North 23rd Street, El-Amin was a passenger in a vehicle and he was seen firing a handgun at Smith, hitting the victim at least once. El-Amin fled the scene and Smith later died as a result of the gunshot wound.
Murder in the second degree is a Class A felony and carries a penalty of 10-30 years or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole until after 85% of any sentence ordered has been served.
Bond has been set at $250,000. An arraignment is scheduled for December 5th.