Police seek second suspect in now-fatal shooting

Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 12:17pm
Staff Reports
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Metro Police detectives said Thursday morning they are searching for Eric Dewon Holt as the second suspect in what is now the fatal shooting of Brian Miles.

Miles, 33, of Evansville, Ind., was shot Tuesday afternoon behind an unoccupied duplex on Oakdell Avenue during what detectives believe was a marijuana-related robbery attempt. He died Wednesday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The attempted murder warrant against Holt, 19, which was issued last night just prior to detectives being informed of Miles’ death, will be amended to criminal homicide. Likewise, the attempted murder warrant against co-defendant Jermaine Mason, 18, will also be amended to criminal homicide.

Mason was arrested Wednesday morning.

Anyone seeing Holt or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic message to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).