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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2019

St. Louis Man Indicted for Robbing the St. Louis Community Credit Union

St. Louis, MO –Shayne McKee, 27, of St. Louis, MO, was indicted today on three felony counts including bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and felon in possession of a firearm stemming from the armed robbery of the St. Louis Community Credit Union located at 7345 West Florissant Avenue in Jennings, Missouri. 

According to the indictment, on May 5, 2018, McKee and an accomplice entered the St. Louis Community Credit Union on West Florissant Avenue in Jennings, Missouri.  Once inside, McKee announced a robbery, pulled a gun on bank employees, and demanded money. Ultimately, McKee and his accomplice left with U.S. currency belonging to and in the custody of the credit union.

If convicted, the charge of bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; felon in possession carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison to be served consecutively to any other sentence imposed and a fine of $250,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Saint Louis County Police Department are investigating this case. 

Charges set forth in the Indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated September 12, 2019