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A teenager from Springfield has been charged with murder in connection with a deadly weekend shooting on the city's north side that happened in broad daylight.

The Greene County Prosecutors office has filed second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges against 19 year-old Anglish Johnson Jr.

Witnesses told police that two men were involved in a gunfight in the middle of the street in the 1300 block of North Main a little after 4 p.m. and that the victim, 38 year-old Nathaniel Charleston Jr., got into an SUV that was driven by a woman and left the scene.

That vehicle was recovered a short time later at Cox North where the victim was taken for treatment.

In the probable cause statement filed with the charges, Charleston's girlfriend, Leitta Johnson, who was the driver of the SUV told Detective David Meyer that she saw Charleston and Johnson, who is her cousin, fighting in the street shortly after 4:00 pm Saturday.

She told Meyer that she saw Johnson fire several shots at Charleston, then run away from the scene.

Charleston was transported to Cox South where he died from injuries sustained in the shootout.

Six spent shell casings were recovered from the crime scene---and it appears that some stray bullets may have hit a house in the quiet neighborhood near Cox North.

Cops say that Johnson showed up at police headquarters about 1 p.m. yesterday (04-05-09) and was advised of his rights which he said he understood. Johnson then requested an attorney.

Johnson was placed on a 24 hour hold and booked into custody in the Greene County jail where he remains on $250,000 bond.

Police are still gathering evidence in the case and ask anyone who may have information on the crime to call (417) 864-1810.

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