A 30-year-old Alton man is dead and his alleged killer is behind bars. Demetrius Lucas died after being shot at the Storey Manor Apartment complex Wednesday night. Police have arrested 24-year-old Justin D. Vaughn of the 1,000 block of Easton Street on three counts of 1st Degree Murder and a single count of Unlawful Use of Weapons.
Alton Police Lieutenant Scott Golike says Vaughn was taken into custody at about 2:30am Thursday following what Alton Police describe as an intensive investigation following the report of the shooting at about 10pm Wednesday.
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He says while there was not a lot of witness cooperation, the ones who did come forth proved to be helpful in making an arrest. Vaughn is being held without bond.