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Police: Suspects arrested for murder of Daniel Brennan

9:42 PM, Jul 19, 2010   |    comments
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  • Harvion Cameron and Jeffery Lottie.
  • Harvion Cameron.
  • Daniel Brennan.
  • Jeffery Lottie.
    

By Ann Rubin

KSDK -- Two suspects were taken into custody for the murder of a Wentzville man, but investigators with the Major Case Squad say a third suspect is still on the run.

According to Lt. Mike Akers, a spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department, 23-year-old Daniel Brennan was found shot inside a vehicle in the southbound lanes along the Cave Springs overpass near a Denny's off Interstate 70 on July 13. Brennan later died a few hours later at a nearby hospital. He briefly regained consciousness at the hospital, just long enough to tell police what had happened.

At a Monday news conference, authorities announced charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action against 20-year-old Harvion Cameron and 21-year old Jeffery Lottie.

Authorities believe this was an arranged meeting. Brennan's girlfriend told them he planned to buy heroin.  Authorities said the suspects, along with a third person, a juvenile, walked from the St. Charles Motel 6 to the Sunbrook Apartment complex. And that's where the shooting took place.

"It was a planned meeting. Then as they were in the vehicle, the robbery occurred and as the victim was reaching for something, we're really not sure what that is, the juvenile suspect in this case shot him one time in the back," said Deputy Commander Tim Lowery with the Major Case Squad.

After the shooting, police said the suspects ran from the apartment complex.  Meanwhile, Brennan tried to drive himself to the hospital.

"He was able to give a brief description of the two subjects. He was not able to identify them by name but he was able to give us a description, which obviously did help," Lowery said.

Cameron, also known as Little Dog, was arrested in St. Louis. Police tracked down Lottie in Peoria, Illinois, where he eventually confessed. But authorities actually believe the third suspect, just 15-years old, was the shooter.  He is still on the run.

Both Cameron and Lottie are being held on a $1 million cash-only bond. Brennan was laid to rest Monday morning.

Anyone with information on this third person's whereabouts is asked to contact the Major Case Squad at 636-949-3564 or you can remain anonymous by calling the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 636-949-3333.

 

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