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

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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