Portland Street homicide sparked by argument over fake money

Portland Street homicide sparked by argument over fake money

June 25th, 2019 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

Jeremy Sutton

Jeremy Sutton

A man was shot and killed Monday morning during an argument over fake money, according to Hamilton County court records.

Police found 35-year-old Douglas Holmes on the kitchen floor of a home in the 2000 block of Portland Street just after midnight, court records state. He had multiple gunshot wounds, and several spent .40-caliber shell casings were found around the living room.

Investigators spoke to several witnesses in the area who gave a physical description of the suspect, court records state. Surveillance footage also showed a suspect who matched the witness' description.

Additionally, investigators checked Holmes' phone and found Facebook messages between him and a man who goes by "EastĀ Upk," later identified as 20-year-old Jeremy Sutton, court records show.

His GPS ankle monitor placed him at the scene of the crime during the sameĀ time frame, court records state.

In his home, police found clothes matching witness descriptions, as well as what was captured on surveillance footage, court records show. A .40-caliber pistol was also found.

Sutton was taken into custody and agreed to speak to investigators. He admitted to shooting Holmes seven to eight times after initially shooting him once, and that it was because of an argument over "fake money," court records state.

Sutton was taken to the Hamilton County Jail where he is being held on a $1.5 million bond, according to online jail records.