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Man charged with Normandy officer's death

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – Prosecutors in Jefferson County, Missouri have charged a man in the shooting death of a police officer from the St. Louis suburb of Normandy.

Officer Amanda Cates was found dead early Tuesday at the home she shared with the suspect in Crystal City.

Prosecutors have charged Robert Brooks with second degree murder and armed criminal action. He remains jailed on $250,000 bond.

Brooks is an officer with the Calverton Park Police Department in North St. Louis County. He previously worked in Jennings.

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