Elderly man fatally shoots two attackers
A 73-year-old man was working inside his garage when suddenly two armed thugs snuck up on him, one of them pointing a gun at the elderly man’s head.
Fearing for his life, the senior citizen got out his own gun and shot at both attackers, fatally wounding BOTH aggressors.
After the police investigated the incident, they discovered that one of the guns the thugs were carrying had been stolen.
Authorities believe this man acted well within the law. No charges have been filed against the senior citizen.
Local news reports:
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The men killed during a south St. Louis break-in Tuesday have been identified. Jonathan Warren, 18, of Florissant and Lonnie Middlebrook, 20, of Ferguson were shot and killed by a 73-year-old man in the Bevo Mill neighborhood. They were suspects in an attempted burglary.
Police say they arrived in the 4100 block of Taft for a report of a shooting after 4pm Tuesday. They found two men lying at the entrance door of a detached garage. They each had a gunshot wound and were pronounced dead at the scene.