Dad shoots, kills man who held gun to teen daughter: police

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St. Louis, MO (CNN) — An attempted home invasion turned into a murder investigation Tuesday morning. One suspect is dead and another is in critical condition after allegedly holding a gun to a teen’s head. St. Louis police are releasing chilling details of a late night shooting in south St. Louis that left one person dead, another injured and a neighborhood shaken up.

It all went down at 11:00pm last night on Newport near Neosho in the Bevo Mill neighborhood. Investigators say it all started with a teenaged girl being confronted by two armed men in front of her home. It ended with one of the suspects dead and another hospitalized.

St. Louis police say a 17 year old girl was outside of her home getting something from a car when two armed men confronted her and demanded that she return to her home.

Dad shoots armed men

The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect ran away, got into the first suspect`s car and contacted his brother to take him to the hospital. (KTVI)

The girl`s father saw the suspects walking his daughter toward the home. That`s when police say the teen`s father, a 34 year old man, got his gun and fired several shots at the suspects, hitting both of them. The girl`s mother, also 34, got another gun and fired a round as well, not hitting either suspect.

The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect ran away, got into the first suspect`s car and contacted his brother to take him to the hospital.

Police identify the suspect who was killed as 31 year old Terrell Johnson from north St. Louis. The second suspect- a 33 year old man- is hospitalized in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and both thighs. Police say he will face charges.

There was also a five year old boy in the home. Fortunately, nobody in the house was injured.

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11 comments

      • Jay

        Wow, are you kidding me?????? This is 2014, get ahold of your Rasict ass! Yes it was a very unfortunate event but to express yourself in that way is beyond uncalled for! Maybe the parents did approach the situation correctly (if some believe that) would you think the same of the armed individual(s) were white? Get a damn hold of yourself

    • LSA

      So what do you call the white kids that have been shooting up their schools these last few years???? #racist

  • Gary

    We should have more gun control. This law abiding citizen should have no right to defend his daughter!

    • LS

      Yes… We do need gun control…so the idiots that had the GUN to his daughter HEAD can’t get one So easy!!!!!

      • Joe

        Yes, we should ban all guns, just like we ban drugs! That way noone could get a gun! Just like noone is able to get drugs anymore! It works. If the government bans it then noone can get it. And you’ll be safe!!! Noone will ever hurt you as long as you’re defenseless.
        Just goes to show, you really can’t fix STUPID!

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