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Arrests announced in shooting death of innocent woman

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(KMOV.com) -- Police said they arrested three teenage suspects on Sunday in relation to the shooting death of Patrice Thimes.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Jennifer Joyce said three male suspects have been arrested and charged in the case. 

Sheltkeem Brown, 18, Bernard Dorris, 19, and Ronnie Mottley, 18, have all been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.  If convicted, those charges carry a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole.

According to the bond commissioner, bond for all three suspects is set at $300,000. They all have two part bonds; at least $50,000 must be paid in cash, and the remaining $250,000 is a secured bond, meaning it can be paid in cash, property, etc.

Court dates have not yet been set.

On Thursday, March 17th, Patrice Thimes was driving along Page near Euclid when she was shot in the head.  Police said two groups of people were shooting at each other and Thimes, 39, was caught in the crossfire.

According to officials, witnesses came forward that saw the three men engaged in the shooting.  Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant from the information given by the witnesses and evidence obtained by the Violent Offense Team. 

Joyce said, "Crimes like these are very concerning and very tragic" and she is very happy detectives could apprehend the suspects and file charges quickly. 

Investigators have not determined who fired the shot that killed Thimes, but according to Joyce, it does not matter.

"All three are held equally accountable in the eyes of the law," Joyce said.

 

A vigil was held Sunday night for Thimes on what would have been her 40th birthday.  Family and friends held a candle-light ceremony in front of her north St. Louis home.

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