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DAILYKENN.com --Two teens are in custody after a retired 67-year-old police officer was fatally shot during a "botched robbery."
The media appears to used terms such as "botched robbery" to create an illusion that deaths of victims are accidental.
The crime occurred in St. Louis, Missouri and was reported October 31, 2018.
From stltoday.com ▼ By Christine Byers St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Two teen suspects have been charged in juvenile court with murder and robbery in the death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant who was killed during a botched robbery Monday.
A 16-year-old, believed to be the gunman, was charged with second-degree murder and attempted first-degree robbery. Another boy, 15, faces the same charges plus tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest after he fled police in a stolen SUV.
A juvenile court judge will determine whether the teens should be certified to stand trial as adults for the crime. That decision could take weeks or months.
The 16-year-old was arrested Monday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he was dropped off with a gunshot wound to the wrist, sources said. Police say he was injured in a shootout after he tried to rob retired St. Louis police Sgt. Ralph E. Harper that morning on a residential street near Tower Grove Park.
The 15-year-old was among two people arrested after police chased an SUV believed to be the getaway vehicle in the shooting.
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