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Juvenile murder suspect certified as adult in 2021 deadly shooting

Kevin Fields was charged with a 39-year-old man's murder.
Kevin Fields was charged with a 39-year-old man's murder.(St. Louis County Police Department)
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 9:26 PM CDT
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PINE LAWN, Mo. (KMOV) -- A 18-year-old who was charged with murder will be tried as an adult, police said Wednesday.

Kevin Fields was charged with first-degree murder after the shooting death of 39-year-old Christopher Chaney, of Jennings, on Nov. 10, 2021. According to police, Chaney was standing on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of Jennings Station Road when someone inside a grey Chrysler 300 started shooting at him before speeding off. He was shot several times in the stomach.

Later that day, detectives found Fields in the 10000 block of Dorothy Lane in Riverview along with the Chrysler and several guns. He was taken into custody. Investigators believe Chaney and Fields knew each other. At the time of the shooting, Fields was 17. He is being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center. He was certified as an adult Wednesday morning in the case.

Fields is being held on a $750,000 cash-only bond.