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Dispute over a house may have lead to shooting, fire and suicide

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating an attempted murder that ended with a suicide that may have been caused by a dispute over a house.

St. Louis County Police say they were call to a home just after 4 pm in the 800 block of Liberty Village for a shooting.  There they discovered a 78-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to local hospital in critical condition.

Around that time, officers responded to another address on the same street for a house fire.  That home belongs to the suspected shooter, 56-year-old Triandos Sherrard.  Police believe he set his home on fire before or after the shooting of the 78-year-old victim.

Police say Sherrard then went a residence in the 2000 block of McMenamy, where he committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot.

FOX2 spoke to the family of the suspected shooter and were told that he was in a real estate dispute with the seller of a home and that he was very distraught. They also said he snapped over the frustration caused by the dispute.