Man facing armed robber defends himself with permitted concealed handgun
Holdup victim kills robber along Dunn Road
By Kim Bell
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
UPDATED, 11:55 a.m. Wednesday
A man who was robbed at gunpoint in Hazelwood on Tuesday night fought back and shot the robber to death, police say.
The victim of the holdup pulled his own gun and fatally shot the robber at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday on a street in Hazelwood.
The shooting happened in the 3700 block of Dunn Road, near Cortena Drive.
A man in his 50s told police he had been walking along Dunn Road when another man came up to him, put a gun to his chest and demanded money. The robbery victim handed over his wallet.
As the robber stood there, rifling through the wallet, the man who'd been robbed shot the robber to death. He died at the scene. The robber was a man about 20 years old, said Capt. Gregg Hall of the Hazelwood Police Department. . . .
At this point, Hall said, police have no reason to doubt the account provided by the robbery victim. . . .
UPDATE: Here is the final verdict.
Wolf said the evidence supports the explanation of a 57-year-old man from the area that he fired Tuesday night after Holland took his wallet at gunpoint and was rifling through it. The robbery victim was not hurt. His name was not disclosed.
"Unluckily, I guess, the deceased picked on the wrong person," the chief suggested. "When we found him, he was laying on the ground with the gun in his hands and his finger on the trigger." . . .
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