Police: Utility contractor shoots, kills robbery suspect
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police said a man who was trying to rob three contractors working on a water-line project was killed after one of the workers shot him in the chest.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the shooting happened about 9 a.m. Monday in an unincorporated area between Ferguson and Bellefontaine Neighbors.
Police say two workers for ADB Utility Co. were standing near a company truck when an armed man approached them and took their wallets by gunpoint before turning to a third man nearby. That's when police said the suspect was shot in the chest and died at the scene.