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Drunken intruder shot by resident in Tower Grove South
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Mar. 13, 2013 | Kim Bell

Posted on 03/13/2013 2:51:49 PM PDT by EXCH54FE

Police say a St. Louis resident shot and wounded an intoxicated intruder early today at a home in the Tower Grove South neighborhood.

The home is in the 4000 block of Humphrey Street, near Roger Place.

St. Louis police said the shooting happened at about 1 a.m. The intruder, 32, was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. He was in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

It's unclear if the intruder was trying to burglarize the home or if he thought he was home.

Police said the intruder was clearly intoxicated. The 47-year-old resident's teenage daughter woke him after she heard noises of someone trying to come in through the front door. He opened the door and confronted the man. The intoxicated man "walked right in," police said. There was a scuffle, and the resident fired a shot from his handgun.

Police found the bleeding intruder about a block away. Authorities have not released his name, or the name of the resident who shot him. The intruder was arrested; the resident was not.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
The case appears to be the latest example of a shooting that falls under Missouri's castle doctrine law.

Under the castle doctrine, people who encounter an intruder in their homes or vehicles — or on their property, under a more recent expansion of the law — are given more leeway in using deadly force.

The law allows you to use that force without fear of being charged or sued.

1 posted on 03/13/2013 2:51:49 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Waiting on the perps name: D’qaun, T’quan, whatever.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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The intruder, 32, was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. He was in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

More range time.

3 posted on 03/13/2013 5:20:33 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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