Three Charged With Murder After Tuesday Shooting

The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Eric Waldon Gray Jr.

Three men have been charged with second degree murder following the death of Eric Waldon Gray Jr., 16. Gray was shot Tuesday in the 1000 block of Hanley in University City.

According to Capt. Michael Ransom, the three charged in connection with the shooting are:

  • Otha J. Liggins, 23, of the 7400 block of Saleen, University City. Liggins' bond was set at $200,000, cash only.
  • Orlando McLamb-Rice, 19, of the 9700 block of Page, Overland. McLamb-Rice's bond was set at $100,000, cash only.
  • Shawn N. Lackland, 21, of the 8100 block of Braddock in University City. Lackland's bond aslo was set at $100,000, cash only.

According to a police report, at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the alley in the rear of the 1000 block of Hanley for the report of shots fired. 

Officers discovered one male victim, later identified as Gray, of the 3100 block of Maywood, who had been shot in the head. The victim was conveyed to an area hospital where he later died of his injuries. A weapon was recovered next to the victim. 

A second weapon was recovered at the scene, which is believed to have been used in this incident. It appears that some type of drug transaction was involved in this incident.

See our previous coverage of this shooting:

chris June 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Keep yo head up bro. At least u still here, we love u out here bro. U did what u had to do
Maria Sparks June 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Something "u had to do"? Using drugs and shooting people are never things you have to do! I hope, for your sake and theirs, you figure that out sooner rather than later.
Michelle Stewart June 30, 2012 at 01:17 AM
People can't believe everything they hear on the news and especially with the police. Until you know the whole story people can't judge any of these young men. I only feel for the victim's family. My prayers go out to them, for no mother should have to bury their son.


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