Student charged in St. Louis college shooting

Associated Press
Police respond to the report of a shooting at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.  Police say a gunman entered the school and shot a person in the chest, then shot himself.  Everyone inside the building was evacuated, though police were checking the school to make sure the building was empty.  The conditions of the shooting victims were not immediately known.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a part-time student accused of shooting a St. Louis college administrator and then himself with first-degree assault.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce on Wednesday also charged 34-year-old Sean Johnson with armed criminal action and firearms violations in Tuesday's shooting at the Stevens Institute of Business & Art.

Both Johnson and the shooting victim, financial aid director Greg Elsenrath, remain hospitalized following surgery. The school said on its Facebook and Twitter pages Wednesday that Elsenrath is expected to recover fully.

Prosecutors say in a probable cause statement that Johnson and Elsenrath had a heated exchange Monday about Johnson's financial aid. They say that after another discussion on Tuesday, Johnson shot Elsenrath in the chest.

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