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First-Degree Murder Charges for Ex-STL Police Officer

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A former St. Louis police officer is facing first-degree murder charges.

The suspect, 34-year-old James Little, is accused in the death of 32-year-old William Dupree. Authorities say Little dropped off his child at the mother's home in St. Louis on Sunday and got into an argument with Dupree, the woman's fiance. Little is accused of shooting Dupree several times in the head.

Little is in custody. He was a St. Louis police officer for five years before leaving in 2007. He was working as a reserve officer in Pagedale at the time of the shooting.

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