Lawana Hughes: Charged in Murder Following Female Gunfight Outside Club


Two women were injured and another killed following a bar fight early Saturday morning in north St. Louis. According to police and prosecutors, the disruption began around 3:30 a.m. outside a nightclub in the 3100 block of N. Grand (below). 

Police arrived on the scene to find Adell Jones, 29, shot in the torso and 42-year-old Lawana Hughes shot in the arm and her friend, an unidentified 40-year-old female, shot in the leg. 

According to prosecutors, Jones got into a fight with the 40-year-old and Hughes went to her car and returned with a gun to assist her friend. She then shot Jones. It's unclear, at this point, how Hughes and her friend were shot. 

This past weekend Hughes was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Police say she has priors for both drug possession and prostitution. A mugshot was not immediately available with Hughes transferred to the hospital following the shootings.