Officer Michael Langsdorf

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More charges come out of murder case of Officer Michael Langsdorf

A second man has been charged with second-degree murder

July 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors say a second man has been charged with the murder of North St. Louis County Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf.

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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.

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Meeks faces charges of first-degree murder and three other felonies after allegedly shooting the officer.