ST. LOUIS (AP) –  A suspected burglar was shot and killed early Monday morning by the owner of the St. Louis home he was allegedly burglarizing.

Police say the man opened fire on the intruder inside the home.

The alleged intruder was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators say the property owner had been victimized on Sunday, then returned to the home around 1 am Monday to find the man inside the building.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


  1. Gerald Urban says:

    Homeowners should also consider non-lethal personal protection such as a 1lb canister of Wildfire pepper gel or pepper spray to stop an intruder in his tracks. Visit

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