St. Louis Public Radio News
12:06 pm
Thu August 13, 2009

Teen found guilty in young policeman's murder

St. Louis – A teenager has been found guilty in the shooting death of a rookie St. Louis police officer.

Seventeen-year-old Antonio Andrews was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 22-year-old officer Norvelle Brown.

Brown was shot while patrolling alone on the city's north side on Aug. 15, 2007.

Prosecutors said that Andrews made a "spur of the moment" decision to shoot Brown.

Andrews, who was 15 at the time, will be sentenced to life in prison without parole on Oct. 9.

In a statement, the St. Louis Police department says officers are happy with the verdict.