An employee of the St. Louis County police hid her boyfriend for nearly three days at her apartment as police searched for him as the suspect in the shooting death of his ex-wife, authorities said.
On July 31, police said Christopher Turner, 26, waited outside his ex-wife’s parents’ home and fired at least six shots when his ex-wife arrived to pick up their three kids, officials said.
The shooting was recorded on surveillance video and police said they had warrants for first-degree murder and armed criminal action, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
However, police say Tameah Foley, 25, allowed Turner to stay at her apartment to hide from police after his ex-wife was killed.
Officials said Turner told Foley he killed his ex-wife and she sheltered, clothed and fed him at her apartment and even lied to police about his whereabouts.
Later on, she admitted she “freely assisted” Turner to avoid his arrest, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Foley has been a forensic technician with the St. Louis County Police Department since March 2020 and has been suspended without pay from her job, authorities said.
Foley was charged with two felony counts of hindering the prosecution of a felony and bail was set at $50,000, officials said.
Turner is being held in St. Louis County jail and his bail was set at $1 million, police said.