Police: Lake St. Louis man shot, killed would-be car thief

7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago November 04, 2016 Nov 4, 2016 Friday, November 04 2016 Friday, November 04, 2016 8:45:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

LAKE ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Lake St. Louis are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed a suspected car thief.

The shooting happened about 1 a.m. Friday. The man who was shot is identified as 31-year-old Shawn Jimenez of Lake St. Louis.

Police say a resident heard his car alarm and went outside, where he says he confronted Jimenez trying to steal his 2009 Volkswagen Passat.

Officers found the Passat about a block away, where it had struck a home. Jimenez was inside the car and pronounced dead at the scene. The home was not damaged.

It was the second time this week would-be thieves were fatally shot by St. Louis-area homeowners. On Tuesday, a 73-year-old St. Louis man killed two armed intruders who demanded his pickup truck.

 

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