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Lamont Lacombe

Lamont Lacombe, who is charged in the murder of his cousin over a suspect in the killing of his cousin over a $45 debt. 

ST. CHARLES — An argument over personal items and a $45 debt led to a homicide in St. Charles Saturday night.

According to St. Charles police, Joseph Lacombe, 26, was shot by his cousin, Lamont Lacombe, 27, in the 2500 block of Chesstal Street about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Lamont Lacombe, who police said confessed to the shooting, was charged Sunday with second-degree murder. 

A .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun was found on the scene.

Police found Joseph Lacombe on the street, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. 

Police said the argument was over personal items and a $45 debt owed to Joseph Lacombe.

Both cousins are from St. Charles. Lamont Lacombe is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.