Otha Liggins, Orlando McLamb-Rice, and Shawn Lackland charged in shooting death of Eric Waldon Gray Jr

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University City, MO (KSDK) -- Three suspects are charged in relation to the shooting death of a 16-year-old on Tuesday, University City Police said.

Otha Liggins, 23, Orlando McLamb-Rice, 19, and Shawn Lackland, 21 are each charged with second degree murder.

The victim, 16-year-old Eric Waldon Gray Jr, died as a result of his injuries at a local hospital.

Police say that at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the alley in the rear of the 1000 block of Hanley for reports of shots fired. That is where officers discovered the the victim, Gray, who had been shot in the head.

A weapon was recovered next to Gray, and a second weapon was also recovered at the scene.

Liggins, McLamb-Rice, and Lackland were later taken into custody for questioning. They were charged by police on Wednesday.

Police believe the incident involved some type of drug transaction.

Liggins is being held at $200,000 bond. McLamb-Rice and Lackland are both held at $100,000 bond.


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