Trenton Forster: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Trenton Forster

Trenton Forster mugshot. (St. Louis County PD)

Trenton Forster, identified as the 18-year-old man accused of murdering a St. Louis County police officer by shooting him at pointblank range, had a Twitter page filled with angry rants, including against the police. (Warning: The language is graphic)

Officer Blake Snyder, a 33-year-old husband and father of a 2-year-old boy, died immediately after he responded to the scene of a disturbance call.

Forster was charged with first-degree murder on October 6 as he recovers in the hospital from his own bullet wounds, and he is being held on $1 million bail, said KMOV-TV.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Forster Allegedly Made Disturbing Posts on Social Media Expressing Disgust for Police

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Trenton Forster. (Twitter)

According to Wave 3, tweets on Forster’s page allegedly expressed disgust for the police and one said, “I want f*** the police carved on my grave.”

“Other posts point out getting drunk and smoking weed,” said the news site. “Another references a ‘.40 cal weapon, sending all of my enemies to hell.’ And one says ‘I’m gonna kill them all, just watch.'”

He made a political comment:

In late September, the last post on his Twitter page says, “I’m dying on inside and nobody really gives a f-ck.”

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2. Forster Had a Felony Marijuana Charge That Was Pending

The St. Louis Post Dispatch said the suspect had a felony marijuana charge that was pending in the Missouri court system.

The newspaper said that was Forster’s only charge and added that it was handled by the same officer who shot him, although authorities say they haven’t found any reason to think that sparked the homicide.

Forster’s social media page contains the line “I smoke marijuana” as its profile statement and makes many references to drug use.

3. Officer Snyder Was Described as a ‘Man of Faith’ Who Was a Dedicated Officer & Family Man

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Blake Snyder with his son. (Facebook)

Blake Snyder had been a police officer for four years. On LinkedIn, he described how he was previously a graphic artist and a religious studies major in college.

He left behind a young wife who frequently posted on Twitter about her love for him and who is from a law enforcement family. He also left behind a 2-year-old son. Snyder had frequently posted pictures of himself with his wife and son; in one, his then infant son is surrounded by his police gear.

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Blake Snyder’s last Facebook post.

His last public Facebook post (above) was a memorial for a Memphis officer killed in the line of duty. In it, the Memphis officer is holding a sign that says “I matter.”

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4. Forster had ‘Disenrolled’ From School as a Junior

The St. Louis Post Dispatch says that Forster attended Lindbergh School District until disenrolling in May 2016 when he was a junior.

One tweet on his page said, “school sucks, smoke blunts.” Another referred to being a dropout.

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5. Snyder Was Shot at Pointblank Range Right After Responding to the Scene

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St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder. (St. Louis County PD)

KMOV-TV said that Snyder was shot on October 6 after he responded to a disturbance call in South County and authorities allege that “Forster fatally shot Officer Snyder at point blank range.”

KMOV reported that Forster allegedly knew the people at the home who made the call, police found a 9mm gun at the scene, and a second officer shot Forster but he’s in stable condition. A second responding officer returned fire and shot Forster multiple times, the news station said. The second officer was not injured, and Forster is expected to survive.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch said Forster was allegedly “beating” on the door of the residence and that he knew a girl who lived there. The newspaper added that Snyder had allegedly approached a car Forster was sitting in when he was shot.

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  1. If it was a black man who shot the cop he wouldn’t live to see a court date. He would’ve been shot to death by multiple police officers. I don’t condone any type of murder, all our race ask is that you all be fair. It’s sad, but can’t really fault why people dislike the police… YOU ALL ARE BIAS…and my mom and Bestfriend is cios and my dad is a retired cop. #PrayingForOurSystems #PrayingSafetyOverAllPeople #PrayingSafetyAndFairnessForCops

    • Backs should stop killing, and obey police commands ! All these black thugs had guns on them but the media covered for them. Your as dumb as they come shit for brains

      • Most of the Black men killed were unarmed and no guns were found. There was one case where a white cop planted a gun in the car of the Black man he killed. I suggest before you call someone “dumb”, you learn basic English grammar.

        • Do u have any idea how hard it is to tell what someone reaches for or has in their hand. In a situation that could be life or death for the police officer they aren’t going to wait and see if u shoot first. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong. And I’m not saying there aren’t bad cops out there. But if I had to pull someone over and they were refusing to obey my orders I’m going to be very tense if someone reaches into the pocket and comes out with an object in their hand. A lot of these deaths, as sad as they are, could be avoided if the victim would just obey the commands of the police officer. If you didn’t do anything or have nothing to hide what’s the point of escalating the situation? Are they just trying to show how tough they are?
          Sad all the way around

      • So let me understand this, black people should submit to government orders from a government official under any circumstance or risk being shot….white people…not so much, got it

    • If it was a black man who shot the cop it would probably be the cops fault because he’s white and all anyone cares about is how black lives matter

    • There were only 2 cops on the scene and the other cop shot the kid multiple times. So I don’t see where there is any unfairness here. I’m glad he survived so he can suffer and rot the rest of his life rather than cop out in death.

    • But if that were true then they would have killed the black man that shot and paralyzed the officer in Ballwin. Shot while his back was turned and was walking to his car…

    • That’s ignorant to think that the cops didn’t kill this guy because he’s white. This Wednesday a cop was killed execution style, in Lancaster LA, by a black man and the he was only shot in the shoulder before jumping in a patrol car and ramming into other patrol cars. He then ran into a home with two teenagers inside and finally the special enforcement bureau got the teenagers out safely and took the shooter into custody. They could’ve shot him several more times and killed him but they didn’t. Not all cops are bad. I don’t understand how everyone pulls out the race card. How is pulling the race card in EVERY situation going to solve anything at all? It’s not. Now, about this kid in this article, him killing a cop has nothing to do with race, the cops not killing this kid, had NOTHING to do with race. Don’t bring that crap in here.

    • The difference is white folks would be thrilled if this white p.o.s. was killed by cops.. And we wouldn’t loot liquor stores and burn our neighborhoods if it happened.

  2. You people need to get over the black lives matter thing…. all lives matter I’m so sick and tired hearing about poor black men dying what about all the white people dying? If everyone of all color would obey police commands. They wouldn’t be shot. The black lives matter group is a hate group … this cop was shot and his wife lost her husband and his son lost his father why does it always have to turn into. Black/ white issue

  3. It’s a shame I know this kid. It makes me sick to my stomach that I ever even associated myself with his kind. He deserved to be shot after what he did. And I’m glad the second officer didn’t kill him. Little coward is terrified of jail. Now he’s gonna be in with the big guys and I say he doesn’t last a month in the pin. May he rot in hell and
    May officer Snyder rest in peace.

  4. this is what happens when you take too srs the blm propagandistic shit as the truth; you first turn into a wigga or niggalover, protest against ‘the man’, and then you start shooting good and innocent law enforcement officers. hope at least ben and jerry and co are really proud about their disciple; i wonder what they think about all this…

    • What the hell are you on? You sound a lot like the uneducated loser that shot the cop. Stay in school people and don’t do drugs, or you’ll end up like Trenton or manigordo. I don’t see anything about that piece of human filth having anything do with with Black Lives Matter or black people. Sounds like you’re just an ignorant racist that wants to blame everything on black people even when they have nothing to do with it.

  5. All the BS needs to stop no matter what race you are. I hope he survives only to spend the rest of him life in prison. These so-called low lives need to get a life. Enough is enough.

  6. But lets make weed legal !!nasty pothead addict was probably out of his drugs and like all nasty potheads do withouttheir drug, turned into a maniac evil pos

      • PERSON OF COLOR? Whatever happened to, “say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud?” Not too proud anymore I guess, these generic descriptions make you feel better?

  7. i just got out of county and i was in there with him in the infirmary, dude would try n convince everyone “he wasnt no murderer”, the nurses the co’s anyone who would listen. dude a straight piece of garbage