Second suspect charged, 1 still at large in shooting death of Kirkwood teen


by Staff

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 19 at 10:09 AM

(KMOV) – Police have a suspect in custody and are searching for another in the shooting death of a teenager at a Kirkwood home Monday night.

On Tuesday, Keenan Miller, 18, was charged with one count second-degree murder, one count armed criminal action and one count of attempted distribution of a controlled substance. 

According to the report, Miller was delivering marijuana for sale when Brandon Richards, 18, was shot to death at a home on Pleasant Court. 

Nicholas Lunceford, 19, is accused of shooting Richards with a handgun at the home around 4:30 p.m. 

Lunceford fled before authorities arrived and Richards was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said are still searching for Lunceford, who has been charged with first-degree murder in Richards' death.

Police say Lunceford and Richards both knew one another. The relationship between the victim and Miller was not known. 

Bond for Miller is set at $100,000 cash-only. He is being held at the St. Louis County Jail. 

Lunceford's whereabouts are unknown and he is considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information about the crime or Lunceford's location is asked to call the Kirkwood Police Department at 314-698-3646.