Charges Filed in Murder of Young Mother

Police say Shawnee Staten was holding her infant when she was shot in the face.

Brian Kelly
May 04, 2018 - 1:17 pm

Courtesy: St. Louis County Police

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) - An 18-year-old Spanish Lake man has been charged with killing his 19-year-old girlfriend in her north St. Louis County apartment, while she was holding her 2-month-old daughter.

Christian Beemer is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Sunday's shooting of Shawnee Staten in the Sugar Pines Apartments, which are off West Florissant north of Interstate 270.

Police say he shot Staten in the face, at close range, while she was holding her baby in her arms.