Dierres Lee: Suspect in La Salle student Justin Brown's death to face judge

CINCINNATI - The man charged with the shooting death of a La Salle student is set to appear in court Tuesday morning to either enter a plea or have a trial date set.

Cincinnati police arrested Dierres Lee, 19, in March for the death of Justin Brown, 17. He is being held in custody on a $1 million bond.

Police say Brown, along with three other La Salle students, attempted to buy marijuana from Lee in the 1700 block of Carll Street on the West Side.

Investigators said Lee shot at the four high school students’ vehicle after they gave Lee fake money and tried to drive away from the scene with the marijuana. Brown was struck in the head while in the passenger seat, according to police.

The other students in the car with Brown drove him to Good Samaritan Hospital. Brown was later transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he died, police said.

Lee is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m.


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