2 more arrests in Butler County homicide

Nelson Street residenc in St. Clair Twp where Trey Shepard was fatally shot early Saturday morning. ED RICHTER/STAFF

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Nelson Street residenc in St. Clair Twp where Trey Shepard was fatally shot early Saturday morning. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Two more people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a St. Clair Twp man at his Nelson Street home.

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Keith D. Harris Jr., 27, and Diamond Reid, 18, on Tuesday night as they left a Hamilton County motel. Harris is charged with murder, and Reid, his girlfriend, is charged with obstruction of justice.

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They were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in the first block of Nelson Street in St. Clair Twp. that happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

The victim, Trey Shepard, , who was shot in the upstairs apartment, died of his injuries after being flown to Miami Valley Hospital.

Reid and Keith Harris were arraigned Wednesday morning in Hamilton Municipal Court, where preliminary hearings were set for both on April 20. Reid’s bond was set at $50,000 and Harris’ bond at $1 million.

A second suspect, William D. Harris, 26, of Cincinnati, who is not related to Keith Harris, was arrested about 4 p.m. Monday EST as he stepped off a bus in California with his girlfriend. Deputies issued a murder arrest warrant for Harris on Sunday along with a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Harris, now formally charged with murder, remains in Los Angeles, awaiting an extradition hearing. His girlfriend, Terriaoni Head 23, of Cincinnati, is charged with obstruction of justice. She too is awaiting an extradition hearing.

Head is believed to have family in California, said Maj. Mike Craft.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and are looking for people who might have had prior knowledge of the crime or information after the fact.

On Monday, detectives developed information that Harris was en route to Los Angeles, Calif. on a Greyhound bus with Head, according to Craft. After confirming the duo was on the bus, police were waiting for them.

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