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Posted on: May 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Charges Filed in St. Peters Murder

Harper, Christopher

St. Charles County, MissouriThe Office of Prosecuting Attorney Joseph G. McCulloch announces that on May 23, 2023, Christopher L. Harper, 51, of St. Louis was charged with Murder 1st, Armed Criminal Action, Burglary 1st and Two Counts of Assault 1st Degree.  

Charges arose when St. Peters Police Department received a call at approximately 1:40 AM on May 22 for a shooting inside of a residence in the 1600 block of Country Acres Drive. When officers arrived, they located three gunshot victims inside the house. Two female victims, ages 13 and 45 years old, both received gunshot wounds and were immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The male victim, 57 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“This is a terrible tragedy resulting from a family dispute.  I want to commend the police officers for a quick arrest in this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is being asked to call the St. Peters Police Department dispatch at 636-278-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).”   Joseph G. McCulloch

Harper is currently in custody and has been denied bond. This matter is now pending before The Honorable Judge Dennis Chassaniol.


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