Suspect charged in House Springs homicide

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sutterfieldHOUSE SPRINGS, MO (KPLR) – A Jefferson County man is now facing murder charges following Saturday’s fatal shooting and standoff in House Springs.

Prosecutors charged 21-year-old John Sutterfield with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 19-year-old Bryan Scholz.

Deputies spent much of Saturday trying to make contact with Sutterfield who was barricaded in his home.

Shortly before 9 p.m., police set off two flash bangs and sent a K-9 the residence before Sutterfield surrendered.

Deputies said they don’t believe Scholz and Sutterfield knew one another, but they did have common acquaintances.