Police: Homeowner shoots man thought breaking into car
Mar. 21, 2017
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a homeowner who fatally shot a man may have believed the victim was trying to break into a car.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/2nPxl1F ) Tuesday that the 53-year-old man is in custody. No charges have been filed against him.
The victim was identified as 53-year-old Tommie Tyler. Police do not believe the two men knew each other.
Officers responding to a disturbance call found the victim lying in the street. He was taken to a hospital where he died.
St. Louis County Police Officer Benjamin Granda says the victim had been shot twice in the upper body.
Police say the shooter is cooperating with detectives.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com