posted on January 10, 2020 11:50
For Immediate Release
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on suspect Edward Nixon, 24 years of age, of the 5200 block of Hamilton Avenue in Jennings, Missouri 63136, and Matthew Granberry, 25 years of age, of the 9200 block of Riverwood Drive in Jennings, Missouri 63136, for two counts of Murder in the First Degree, one count of Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and three counts of Armed Criminal Action. Nixon was charged on January 10, 2020 and Granberry on January 9, 2020. Each suspect is being held on a $750,000 “cash only,” no 10% bond and mugshots of both are attached.
The probable cause statement reads: Officers were notified of an active shooting on Jennings Station Road, just south of McLaran; where a Ford Fusion was peppered with gunfire from the occupants of a black SUV. Trevion Berry, who was seated in the passenger seat of the Ford Fusion, was killed by the gunfire. The driver of the Ford Fusion escaped injury.
The black SUV drove off and returned. As the black SUV approached Jennings Station Road and McLaran, the second victim, driving a Kia, was turning onto McLaran.
The black SUV pulled along the driver’s side of the Kia, and the occupants fired multiple gunshots into the driver’s side. This was captured on video. The driver of the Kia, Byron Staples, died from his gunshot wounds. The Defendant was identified by photo lineups as being in the black SUV moments before the shooting as well as being one of the shooters.
Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation.