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Teen arrested in death of woman killed in front of her children

CLAYTON, Mo. – An 18-year-old suspect was arrested in the shooting death of a St. Louis County woman who was killed in front of her three young children.

Porsha Owens was shot Monday as she brought her children into her car to take to the day care. She worked as a school safety officer in a nearby school district.

St. Louis County police have not released the name of the defendant, and the formal charges have not yet been filed.

Her three children who witnessed the attack are in the age group of 3 to 8 years. They were unharmed.

Police say Owens was the victim of a failed carjacking. The gunman demanded her keys and money, but could not start the vehicle and ran away.

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