Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Couple Charged with Murder of Ex-ACD Star; Eddie Edward Brown Was Found Shot in Head in November

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Couple Charged with Murder of Ex-ACD Star; Eddie Edward Brown Was Found Shot in Head in November

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Two arrests have been made in the death of a former high school basketball star, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

Eddie Edward Brown, 31, was found shot in the head in the 6700 block of Ramona Boulevard on Nov. 7 last year. He starred on the 2005 Class 2A state championship basketball team for Arlington Country Day and as a wide receiver.

A boyfriend and girlfriend, 26 and 21 years old, are now charged with murder. Blair Alexander Terry of Falcon Street and Philieza Renee Lopano of Rampart Road were both booked Sunday night, Lt. Steve Gallaher said.

Police said Brown's body was spotted by a passing driver about 10 p.m. lying in the middle of Ramona Boulevard. Detectives learned that Brown may have been involved in a drug transaction earlier in the day on Lane Avenue.

They also learned that he had been seen with Lopano. Surveillance video also showed her going to Brown's motel room, then both came back out, Gallaher said. Terry then walked up and got into a car with the pair.

"That was the last time Eddie was seen alive," Gallaher said. "Detectives located the vehicle later and processed it. They found forensic admissible evidence that linked Lopano and Terry back to the crime."

Brown had lived in the 2500 block of Post Street, police said.

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McNair, 32, was shot to death just blocks from Norwood Avenue, only a mile from his new business and about two miles from his Brentwood Park home, according to police.

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