Three Men Charged After Shooting in Heman Park

The men face charges of armed criminal action and assault in connection with the shooting in University City late Friday afternoon.

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with the Friday shooting in . 

At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the park for a report of shots fired. No one is known to have been shot.

Officers stopped a vehicle leaving the park, that witnesses identified as being involved in the shots being fired. A handgun was recovered during the car stop.

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According to Capt. Michael Ransom of the , the three men were each charged with 1st degree assault and armed criminal action. The suspects are:

  • Steven W. Brown, 25, of the 12000 block of Rosado 
  • Ricky D. Dixon, Jr., 30, of the 2200 block of Sims 
  • Lemuel D. Reed, 40, of the 3900 block of Shaw

Bond has been set for each at $100,000, cash only. 

annz August 26, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Job well done U City.
Beverly Brandt August 26, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I hope we have more updates on this story. Like what possible motive there could have been for these so-called "adults" to have even brought guns to a park in a residential area surrounded by daycares, stores, and schools. This story hits home. Literally. Heman Park is considered one of our community centers - friends, neighbors, students I teach, my family, all of us use the park, work there, workout there, drive past it daily, etc. But the park has had a troubled summer. Maybe we need more police presence in the park - though I do see police cars there often. Maybe the police should be on foot or on bike as well. I'm glad the police were there. I'm glad they caught the guys right away and frankly, I hope they throw the book at them. Now. What's the next step for future safety?


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