Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Kills Suspected Teen Burglar

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX)– A teenager is dead, after being shot by an off-duty police officer in the officer’s home.

St. Louis police say the incident occurred in the 5100 block of Lotus around 6:30 Tuesday evening, when an off-duty Beverly Hills officer says three suspects tried to enter his residence through the back door.

That’s when the officer fired his gun, striking one of the suspects. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they believe the detective’s home was randomly selected.

The officer was not injured. He is on administrative leave, which is standard for an officer involved in a shooting.

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