Man linked to shots fired at Kirkwood trunk-or-treat posts bond

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man accused of firing shots during a Kirkwood trunk-or-treat event last year has been released from jail after posting bond.

Missouri court records state that Matthew McCulloch, 39, posted bond on Wednesday, less than a month after a St. Louis County judge ordered to reduce his bond from $500,000 to $250,000.

Court records further indicate that McCulloch will be placed in a locked unit with 24-hour supervision following his release. He has also been ordered to sign documentation that allows the facility to communicate directly to the court.

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McCulloch was a former officer with the St. Louis County Police Department, but he is no longer employed. He is also the son of former St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch.

A grand jury handed down a 15-count indictment against Matthew McCulloch in November, nearly one month after McCulloch was accused of firing shots.

According to a probable cause statement obtained by FOX 2, hundreds of children and adults attended the trunk-or-treat event. McCulloch aggressively approached attendees and made statements like “you are all going to die” before one witness shoved him.

After McCulloch fell to the ground, he pulled out a handgun and badge and began shooting in an upward direction, shouting that attendees would die, per the probable cause statement. At some point, several witnesses tackled McCulloch and authorities seized the weapon.

The case is being handled by a conviction and incident review unit, an independent unit designed to handle cases involving police officers and other public figures in St. Louis County.

McCulloch’s next scheduled court proceeding is a counsel hearing set for March 1, per Missouri court records. 


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