Homeowner defensive gun use story
City police are investigating the death of a St. Louis County man who apparently was shot while burglarizing a home in north St. Louis overnight.
About midnight Tuesday, Deandre Robinson was shot at a home being renovated in the 5900 block of Astra Avenue. The area is near Riverview Boulevard and West Florissant Avenue, about a block west of Calvary Cemetery.
Robinson, 26, lived in the 1200 block of Blue Grass Drive in north St. Louis County.
A 27-year-old man told police he heard someone trying to break into the back of his home on Astra. He saw Robinson in the house and shot him several times, police said.
Robinson tried to escape, but collapsed outside. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Police aren't releasing the name of the man who fired the shots. They say he was cooperating with police and wasn't arrested. . . .
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