Teen Charged in Officer's Death

1 decade 3 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, August 18 2007 Aug 18, 2007 Saturday, August 18, 2007 1:01:43 PM CDT August 18, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 15-year-old boy was charged today with killing a first-year St. Louis police officer. The name of the suspect was not released. He is being held by juvenile authorities in Wednesday's shooting death of officer Norvelle Brown, a 22-year-old who was in his first year on the job. Police Chief Joe Mokwa said that the 15-year-old decided on Wednesday to kill a police officer and murdered Brown "in a spur of the moment decision." Eighteen-year-old Xavier McCully was charged with unlawful transfer of a weapon to a minor, a misdemeanor. Mokwa says McCully supplied the gun and was there when Brown was shot but did not know that the 15-year-old planned to shoot an officer. He says a third person also was at the scene of the shooting, but also did not know about the plan.

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