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Shaw neighborhood murder suspect waives detention hearing

The suspect in a South City murder will remain in jail after he waived a detention hearing Wednesday.
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 8:05 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2022 at 5:01 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The suspect in a South City murder will remain in jail after he waived a detention hearing Wednesday.

On May 20, Christopher Brennan was shot and killed in the backyard of his home around 7:20 p.m. in the Shaw neighborhood in south St. Louis City. Kyle Stone is facing charges in the shooting death of Brennan. He is accused of shooting Brennan in the head.

Witnesses and surveillance video helped police quickly track down the suspect. Court documents state police watched surveillance video showing someone approaching Brennan in his backyard and pulling out a gun. The two struggled briefly before Brennan was shot. The suspect then fled the area, police said. Police later identified the person in the surveillance video to be Stone.

Stone’s initial hearing was pushed back because his assigned public defender knew the victim personally. On May 25 he was denied bond. On June 1, he waived his detention hearing, meaning he did ask the judge to reconsider keeping him jailed without bond.

The Brennan family’s lawyer sent the following statement regarding the May 25 hearing where Stone was denied bond:

“The Brennan family is thankful that Judge Burlison denied bond today. This has provided a small measure of relief as the family continues to grieve. As we all process his senseless death to more gun violence, we hope everyone can embrace Chris’s greatest quality and open your hearts and homes to your neighbors and friends.”