Metro-East News

Third suspect charged with murder after August home invasion leaves Brighton man dead

A third man was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of a Brighton man in August. Police have other persons of interest and are continuing the investigation into the fatal home invasion.

Jamal D. Scott, of Cahokia, is charged with three counts of murder, one count of home invasion, and one count of armed robbery. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Scott on Friday and he was extradited to Madison County the same day, Master Sgt. Tammy Grimes said.

On Tuesday afternoon, Scott was at Madison County Jail being held on $2.5 million bail.

Madison County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Capt. Mike Dixon said “several” people were in the Cottage Hills home on Aug. 16 when men came in and shot the victim. Damian M. Huber, 24, of Brighton, was visiting the Oak Street home in Cottage Hills when he was shot. Huber later died at a hospital.

Dixon said on Tuesday that “there are other persons of interest” but declined to provide further detail.

Bradley Payne, 29, and Kevin Payne, 31, were charged in Madison County days after the shooting. Both remained in jail on Tuesday afternoon on $1 million bail.

Scott and Bradley Payne are also each charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535; @MaryCooleyBND