Man charged in shooting that killed Teamsters Local 682 member and another man in Berkeley

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FRANK AND SHARON LANGSTON in an undated photo. Brother Langston, of Teamsters Local 682, was fatally injured Feb. 22, when he was hit by a stray bullet while delivering a load of concrete for Raineri Ready Mix to a Metropolitan Sewer District job site in Berkeley. Another man, who was the target of the shooting, was also killed. Police have charged Lonnell Lewis-Jones, 25, of Berkeley with the killings.

By TIM ROWDEN

EDITOR

Berkeley, MO – Lonnell Lewis-Jones, 25, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in a Feb. 22 shooting that killed two people, including Frank Langston, a member of Teamsters Local 682.

Police said Lewis-Jones opened fire on a car near Fay and Canyon drives, killing William Dortch, 27, who was one of three people in the car. Dortch died at a hospital that day.

Langston, who was employed by Raineri Ready Mix, was delivering a load of concrete for a Metropolitan Sewer District project about half a block away and was hit by a stray bullet. He died the next day.

Police said eyewitnesses identified Lewis-Jones as the shooter. He lives in the 6300 block of Everett Drive, around the corner from the shooting scene. Authorities did not release a motive.

Lewis-Jones was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond.

Brother Langston is survived by his wife of nine years, Sharon, three grown children, four granddaughters, Sharon’s own four children, and numerous friends and co-workers. He was a longtime member of the Kirkwood-based Crown Royal Motorcycle Club.

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