Murder charges dropped in St. Louis County homicide

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – First-degree murder charges have been dropped for a man accused in a St. Louis County homicide, with police citing new evidence in the case.

Zcore Hester-Henderson, 22, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged last week in the Aug. 12 shooting death of 37-year-old Derrick Bunting. Bunting was killed in a parking lot near his apartment complex in the town of Black Jack.

Police say Hester-Henderson is no longer considered a suspect and has been released from custody, but did not elaborate on what new evidence has emerged.

The charges filed last week said Hester-Henderson was the driver of a vehicle from which a passenger got out and fatally shot Bunting.

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