Suspected cop shooter wanted derogatory remark about police carved onto grave
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - The 18-year-old charged in the death of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder remains in the hospital recovering from his injuries.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said the suspect, Trenton Forster, is expected to survive. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, McCulloch said Forster was being charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. His bail was set at $1 million.
Forster already has a felony marijuana charge against him from a prior case.
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Based on social media, Forster recently moved to the area from Hannibal, Missouri and at some point attended high school in the Lindbergh School District.
On Forster's public Twitter account, he has written a lot about drugs, and shared some harsh anti police comments, including one saying, "I want f*** the police carved into my grave."
Neighbors on the street where Forster lived said they noticed more cars at the house where the shooting happened.
One neighbor said it seemed that the house was becoming a hangout or party house for teens.