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On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on suspect Tyree Valdez, 21 years of age, of the 5700 block of Maffitt Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri 63112, for one count of Murder in the 2nd Degree, one count of Armed Criminal Action, and one count of Attempted Sale of Controlled Substance. Valdez is being held on a $300,000 cash only bond. A photo of Valdez is attached.

The probable cause statement reads: On January 29, 2018, the defendant contacted the victim and arranged for the sale of a controlled substance. The victim was directed to the location of the sale by the defendant. During the course of the attempted sale of a controlled substance, the victim was fatally shot.

Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation.

 

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