Funeral services held for Xavier Usanga

7-year-old was killed while playing in his backyard

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August 25, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Vigil for Xavier Usanga

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Funeral services were held this weekend for one of the children killed this summer in St. Louis.

7-year-old Xavier Usanga was shot and killed August 12th while playing in his backyard in the 3500 block of North 14th.

Federal authorities say a St. Louis man in federal custody on unrelated charges has admitted killing Xavier.

Related: PHOTOS: Call to action as community remembers 7-year-old Xavier Usanga

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says police did not have enough evidence to file charges.

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