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Police ID teen killed in shooting that left her mom wounded

March 9, 2020 GMT

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 17-year-old who was killed last month in a suburban St. Louis shooting that also left her mother wounded.

St. Louis County police say Ruthondrea Chamberlain was the teen who was found dead on Feb. 9 in an apartment in an unincorporated part of the county called Glasgow Village. Her mother was rushed from the scene to a hospital.

Forty-one-year-old Gino Branch, of St. Louis, is jailed on $1 million bond on charges of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, first-degree domestic assault, tampering with evidence and two counts of child endangerment.

Charging documents say Branch left the apartment with two 6-year-old children after the shooting and drove to a convenience store in Troy, Illinois, where he said he had killed two people.

Police say he and Chamberlain’s mother were in a relationship and had children together.