Man charged in 2 deaths, including man hit by stray bullet

March 1, 2018

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old St. Louis man is charged with killing two people, including a worker who was hit by a stray bullet.

Lonnell Lewis-Jones was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree murder and six other counts in last week’s shooting. He is being held on $100,000 cash bail.

Prosecutors say Lewis-Jones killed 27-year-old William Dortch, who was shot while he and two others sat inside a car. Investigators say a stray bullet from that shooting traveled about a half a block and hit Frank Langston, who was delivering concrete for a city sewer project.

Langston, who worked for Raineri Ready Mix, died the next day.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities have not released a motive.

Online records don’t name an attorney for Lewis-Jones.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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