Police charge 2nd man in murder of Officer Michael Langsdorf
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Prosecutors say a second man has been charged with the murder of North St. Louis County Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf.
Tuesday’s announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell comes just a day after the officer’s funeral.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 58-year-old Kawynn Smith was charged with the second-degree murder in Langsdorf’s death. Smith has a murder conviction from 1998 and is a registered sex offender.
It is unclear whether if he has an attorney.
Langsdorf was shot while answering a bad check call at a market in the St. Louis County town of Wellston.
Police say Smith gave Bonette Meeks Jr. fraudulent checks to cash while Smith waited in a car outside.
Meeks faces charges of first-degree murder and three other felonies after allegedly shooting the officer.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch