Brothers Arrested in Connection with Destinee Clemons' Murder
University City Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the drive-by shooting of the 17-year-old.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the June drive-by killing of Destinee Clemons, who was shot while sitting on the front porch of her Plymouth Avenue home.
University City Police announced Monday that two suspects have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
The suspects are:
- Jeremy Bowers, 20, of the 7000 block of Melrose
- Jared Bowers, 19, of the 7000 block of Melrose.
Bond has been set at $1 million each.
The suspects are charged with killing Clemons and injuring Jerry′Ka McCauley, her 23-year-old sister, on June 22. McCauley was struck in the arm and her wound was not serious.
In the days following the shooting, police confirmed that a red 2012 Toyota Corolla recovered in the early morning hours of June 22 was the vehicle used in the commission of the homicide. No arrests have yet been made in the case.
Patch's previous coverage on the incident:
- Two Months Later, Police Continue Search for Destinee Clemons' Killer
- Teenager Shot, Killed Thursday Night in U City
- Destinee Clemons Shooting Draws Comments on Twitter
- U City Police: Car Recovered from Shooting
- No Arrests, Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Continues
- Shooting Death: Graduate of Eureka-Based Individualized Learning Center is Victim of Drive-By
- U City Officials, Residents React to Death of Destinee Clemons
- Letter to the Editor: More Police Patrols