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Niziere J. Dean (left) and Kyaire Thompson-Brown of Lancaster will serve 15-30 years in prison for the murder of a city man in 2015.

Two men charged in the 2015 homicide of 30-year-old Edward Cameron will face charges in Lancaster County Court.

Niziere J. Dean, 21, and Kyaire Thompson-Brown, 18, were charged in October after a presentment to a Lancaster County grand jury. They were ordered to stand trial at a recent preliminary hearing, according to the Lancaster County district attorney's office.

At the hearing, Lancaster city police Detective Sgt. Nathan Nickel testified about the Sept. 7, 2015, shooting in the 600 block of East Mifflin Street. District Judge Janice Jimenez founded enough evidence was presented to move the case to county court, according to the district attorney's office.

Cameron was shot 13 times and died after three people opened fire: Dean, Thompson-Brown and a third man, Rahdir Maxton, according to testimony.

Cameron was shot a close range after a feud earlier in the night at the Rainmaker's Club at 700 E. Chestnut St., according to testimony.

Dean fired a 9mm pistol, Thompson-Brown fired a .22-caliber pistol and Maxton fired a .45-caliber pistol, police determined from shell casings found at the scene.

Thompson-Brown and Dean are at Lancaster County Prison without bail.

Maxton was fatally shot two days later. Former Lancaster man Victor M. Tirado, 52, of Frackville, was charged with killing Maxton.

According to police, Maxton's death was retaliation for the fatal shooting of Cameron.

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