Suspect accused in Shaw murder facing additional charges

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 6:39 AM CDT
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SOUTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - The suspect in a South City murder has been charged in connection to a string of crimes that occurred before the deadly shooting.

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.

However, detectives traced Stone’s crime spree days earlier.

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Christopher Brennan was shot and killed in his backyard Friday in the 4000 block of Flora.
Christopher Brennan was shot and killed in his backyard Friday in the 4000 block of Flora.(Brennan family)

According to a PC Statement, Stone allegedly stole a black 2011 GMC Yukon with a trailer filled with $750 worth of work tools on May 17. As Stone drove away, the car owner chased after him and grabbed onto the front passenger side door. Police said the man allegedly reached through the window and tried to gain control of the wheel.

The Yukon was found later that day without the trailer.

Two days later, investigators said Stone stole a Buick Lacrosse that was parked at a BP gas station on Grand Ave. Stone later admitted to taking the Lacrosse because it was running. The keys to the Yukon along with the victim’s business card holder were found in Stone’s book bag.

Court documents state police watched surveillance video showing someone approaching Brennan in his backyard and pulling out a gun on May 20. 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.

Prosecutors then added charges for stealing a motor vehicle and stealing $750 or more.

Stone was scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.