Police: Dad shoots, kills man who held gun to teen daughter

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - An attempted home invasion turned into a murder investigation Tuesday morning.  One suspect is dead and another is in critical condition after allegedly holding a gun to a teen's head. St. Louis police are releasing chilling details of a late night shooting in south St. Louis that left one person dead, another injured and a neighborhood shaken up.

UPDATE:  Exclusive: Father speaks about shooting man who allegedly put a gun to his daughter’s head

It all went down at 11:00pm last night on Newport near Neosho in the Bevo Mill neighborhood.  Investigators say it all started with a teenaged girl being confronted by two armed men in front of her home. It ended with one of the suspects dead and another hospitalized.

St. Louis police say a 17 year old girl was outside of her home getting something from a car when two armed men confronted her and demanded that she return to her home.

The girl`s father saw the suspects walking his daughter toward the home. That`s when police say the teen`s father, a 34 year old man, got his gun and fired several shots at the suspects, hitting both of them. The girl`s mother, also 34, got another gun and fired a round as well, not hitting either suspect.

The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect ran away, got into the first suspect`s car and contacted his brother to take him to the hospital.
Police identify the suspect who was killed as 31 year old Terrell Johnson from north St. Louis. The second suspect- a 33 year old man- is hospitalized in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and both thighs.   Police say he will face charges.

There was also a five year old boy in the home. Fortunately, nobody in the house was injured.

A FOX 2 reporter is working this story.  More details will be posted this afternoon.



  • Keeping it real

    Crimes are committed by PEOPLE of all races, why does it have to be a RACE thing? They are parents trying to protect their family, and criminals doing what criminals do… Commit crimes

  • TJ

    The first line plainly says, “An attempted home invasion turned into a murder investigation Tuesday morning.”

  • T

    Seriously! I was thinking the same thing, especially when they stated that the daughter is a 34 year old male. Something wrong with that. (looks like they edited it)

  • Drew

    It falls under the felony murder law that if a person dies while you are committing a felony whether its the victim, or accomplice you will be charged with murder.

  • defaultdotxbe

    Its standard operating procedure to investigate these things as potential homicides, after all the person saying it was defense is the one who just killed somebody. He will probably be completely cleared in a day or so

  • Mascoutan

    The progressive/liberals don’t want guns in the hands of We the People. They would rather you call the police and hope that the intruders will not do you harm while you wait. But put any progressive/liberal in that situation and they’d be wetting themselves while they beg and plead for mercy, wishing that they had a way to defend themselves. Yes, the police would show up, put up the crime tape and start their investigation into how and why a man was murdered and 2 women were raped and murdered, hopefully discovering that 2 criminals committed the crime, but were still on the loose. And yes, the women needs some range time to better her aim. Good guys: 1, Criminals: 0
    BTW – where’s that idiot “BYEBYE” to spout his/her lunacy?

  • Mike

    I had to stop reading your comment once you started questioning IF this story is true. Please, do us all a favor and shut the hell up.

  • Gun In Yo Dumb Lib Mouth

    You may not like guns
    That is your right
    You may not believe in God
    That is your choice
    But if someone breaks into
    Your Home, You are going to:
    1. Call someone with a gun
    2. Pray they get there in time
    ….dumb liberals

  • Robert

    Of course, because we all know that criminals obey the law. Why would they carry a gun if they had NO right to? LOL. Geez.

  • Tyrell

    Whoever said liberals don’t believe in god? So if conservatives are such god-fearing, religious right christians, why do they want to carry guns and use the death penalty. Read your own book before you come on here spotting stupidity it makes you look stupid. Jesus said if your brother strikes to turn the other cheek. The good book also says “do not kill”, “vengeance is the lord’s”, and it says twice in Genesis that a man who murders should not be killed, or god will curse 7 times (both Cain and lame I believe). So get off your high horse and bow down to your god and pray for forgiveness for your failure to love others as you love yourself. Oh and while your at it sell all your belongings and give it to the poor. You see it from the other end of the stick your not a Christian and your not valid to claim it, you just like the idea of it not the practice of it. A real Christian would of been a socialist liberal every day, every year. Jesus was a socialist liberal, he lived worked and died for the poor and sick, so you could sit on top of your money and say liberals are godless? You worship your money, guns, houses and cars. I can tell by how conservative righteous you threw that out there. Then you wonder why the atheists, muslims, hindus, etc won’t convert and run amok in your cursed cities. Why would they want to be like you, arrogant in your self-righteous filth.

  • Mascoutan

    God also gave us the will to protect ourselves. I believe you to be one of those that would rather beg and plead for mercy from the criminals who would laugh while they shot you full of holes. Then who would you call to? You are a perfect example of the progressive/liberal lunacy – talk about “filth”? look in the mirror. You have some serious problems and are (hopefully) not someone who pass a background check. (Thank God).

  • Lazy Liberals

    Tyrell, your name says it all, you must be very confused to be a liberal, being religious, and then believing in abortion, how does that even make sense? Until you liberals make sense we won’t listen to your agenda or spout, just garbagesense coming from you mind and mouth. You are all hypocrite! How can a stupid lib vote democrat, go to church, THEN turn around and believe in abortion? You are a murderer yourself! Go check yourself hypocrites. What’s the difference between abortion for a baby that did nothing, but the death penalty for a black ghetto banger trying to kill a white person?

  • Lazy Liberal Leeches

    Tyrell, God and Jesus weren’t abortionists and tax leech liabilities to society, so please don’t categorize God an Jesus as liberal, that’s like saying oranges grow on apple trees. Just because Jesus wore sandles doesn’t make him a liberal. He was far from it. Liberals are also rich too you know, take Obummer for instance. Dumb confused liberals

  • Mascoutan

    Hey TYRELL – where’s your fake righteousness for the criminals who held a gun to the daughter’s head while they invaded the house? Your using the bible verses to support your sad and lame perspective is absurd. I hope that you find God and figure out the evil that you have apparently embraced.

  • hitogalize

    Makes sense. If we struck down the gun laws, then we’d be just like the United Kingdom. 60+ million people in 2010 and 33 gun related homicides. Missouri has less than 6 million residents, but we had 321 gun related homicides. Yup, the 2nd ammendment is doing a great job… And me just a silly Liberal, what do I know?

  • Ron

    You obviously don’t know too much by voting for Obummer and these clowns we have in office. There’s a reason Ronald Reagan turned Republican, because he woke up an smelled the BS you libs keep spouting out of your 2nd hole!

  • Silly Socialist

    Sure Hitogalize, get rid of the gun laws and this would have been a whole different story. We need the 2nd Ammendment to protect ourselves from liberal leeches like you scum trying to invade a good mans house and property and family earning an honest days living. You liberal leeches know nothing but trying to take that away from every person because you think all people should be the same in every way…that’s called Marxism you socialist liberal idiot.

  • Mascoutan

    Yeah sure – now go find the assaults and murders commited with knives, pipes and ball bats – those crimes soared when guns were banned.

  • Fumigate The Premises

    Liberal Democrats are the most greedy self centered scum on this society right now! Trying to take everything away from us who have earned it! Not only are they hypocrites, they are racist bigots, wanna be utopian communists, trying to take a man’s money like the liberal IRS and taxes, and illegally, case in point just like these two black liberals were doing, being leeches on society, it’s in all aspects of society, jail, streets, north saint louis, etc. all you liberals, quit stealing legally (Obama’scare and taxes) and also from all of us hard workers, One ghetto roach squashed, many more to exterminate!

  • thinning the heard

    The UK argument is null and void. Mexico does not allow people to have any guns, but has many times the gun murders the US has. Brazil also doesn’t allow their subjects to have guns, but their gun murder rate is many times higher than Mexico’s. Maybe the UK has more civilized people, but you ban guns here and the gangs and cartels will take over and turn the US into another third world $hith0le like central and south american countries. Also tell the families of the 33 victims in the UK that the gun laws are working. I guess when it comes down to it you can’t have my guns and there is nothing you can do about it.

  • Lazy Liberal Leeches

    Obama and you liberals don’t know your history too well. Prohibition worked well didn’t it? When the prohibition of liquor hit everyone closed up shop and quit drinking liquor, right? Just like guns, we get rid of semi-automatics and other assault rifles guess what!? Everyone will quit using them, even the criminals. Because we all know in prohibition the criminals quit peddling liquor and abided by the law. There was less crime and everything was great! Ban Alcohol=Black Market of Liquor and more crime. Ban Guns guess what? it’s just going to take them away from the law abiding citizens, not the criminals. Typical Liberal Thinking. God Help Us under Liberal Law!

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