23-year-old charged in Lewis Place murder


Carlton Jones

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ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 23-year-old in connection with a north city homicide.

According to Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the murder took place just before 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in the 4500 block of McMillan Avenue, located in the Lewis Place neighborhood.

Officers found the victim, identified as 33-year-old Lamont Jones, had been shot several times. Jones was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

While at the crime scene, police located the suspect, Carlton Jones, who admitted to shooting Lamont Jones during a fight. The two men were not related, police said.

Carlton Jones was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

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