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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Charges have been filed against the man accused of shooting and paralyzing a Cardinals fan on his way home from a game last week. Kilwa Jones is being held on a $1 million-dollar cash only bond. He's charged with assault, armed criminal action, and robbery. Court records say Jones was caught on surveillance using one of Sanna's debit cards about an hour after the robbery. He was convicted in the past of assault and fraudulent use of a credit device and served time in jail.

He was released from prison in 2013. Those charges bring a big sigh of relief to Chris Sanna's family.

While Sanna recovers in the hospital donations are pouring in from around the country including Cardinal Nation. Family members of 42-year-old Chris Sanna were happy when they heard the news an arrest had been made in the case. Sanna, a Cardinals fan and a United States Army veteran, is still hospitalized and his family says he's paralyzed from his waist down. But his family says he's still a fighter.

After hearing the news that suspect Kilwa Jones had been charged, the family would like to know why someone would commit a terrible act.

Sanna’s plight has struck a cord across the country, with people making donations including Thor Down and his father Douglas.

Their law firm is just a block away from where the shooting occurred. The family established a Go-Fund-Me account to help with medical bills. Chris’s mother says she is overwhelmed by the support of Cardinals Nation, along with business owners who donated immediately.

Any amount of money does justice for helping this poor guy for what happen to him, a dollar, five dollars, $100 dollars, it does not matter the amount” said Thor Dowd.

"W e are so grateful and thankful to the St. Louis police department and all the work they have done to track this criminal down," said Candis Sanna

 

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