Police: Utility contractor shoots, kills robbery suspect

3 years 7 months 17 hours ago Monday, November 16 2015 Nov 16, 2015 Monday, November 16, 2015 2:30:39 PM CST November 16, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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