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St. Louis Post Dispatch Reports Novelty Suspect Involved in 1985 Shooting of Unarmed Teen – Defense Attorney Speaks Out About Incident

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the suspect in Tuesday’s fatal shooting in Novelty also shot an unarmed teen in December

Retired Police Officer, Glenn Head, in Custody at the Adair County Jail


According to the story, Glenn Head, then a St. Louis police officer, shot and seriously injured a 16-year-old after a short police chase in the city. He and another officer were trying to arrest several teens in a stolen car. Head said at the time the boy had pointed something at him and he shot at the teen after seeing a flash and hearing a pop.

The teen was shot in the hip. No gun was found.

Since this information was released Head’s attorney, Charlie James, has spoken out in defense of his client concerning the 1985 incident.

“My information is that he’s been resolved of any wrong doing from that case,” said James. “There was a routine investigation, as there is whenever a shooting and a police officer is involved, and that investigation absolved him of any wrong doing because he continued his career as a police officer. The shooting was in his line of duty.”

Read the full St. Louis Post-Dispatch story by clicking on the link below.

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:30 a.m./Updated at 5:10 p.m.