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.
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