BY CAROLYN P. SMITH - News-Democrat
CENTREVILLE -- The Major Case Squad of St. Louis has charged a man in connection with the killing of a 34-year-old Centreville man last weekend.
Darnell Northington, 36, of Centreville was arraigned Friday on the charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Ramone L. Cole in Cole's home in the 7900 block of Bellevue.
A motive for the shooting "could have been gang- or drug-related," said David Roth, deputy commander of the Major Case Squad.
Darnell A. Northington - Provided/BND
Cole was shot in the back of his head and posterior torso Jan. 7.
"We were misled, and lied to from just about everyone we interviewed. And ... there were many interviews," Roth said.