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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.



  • Missouri Monster

    Excellent! Glad more trash was removed from the street! Don’t know if they were planning? Scary! Thank God her Father and family had guns! Can’t even walk to your own car anymore!? Goes to show how us citizens all need to carry firearms and the 2nd Amendment goes a long way. God Bless their family and good riddance to this ghetto trash! Clapping heroically and loudly for this family!

    All citizens and city residents need to unite and rid this trash, take up arms, and take their city back! Behold & beware you ghetto bangers! We in South City will not take this anymore, coming into our neighborhood from North County. We are arming ourselves more and more each and every day! So watch out and beware!

    THANK GOD our forefathers gave us this RIGHT!

    • Barbara Giles

      I agree with your comment, but don’t call North County ghetto, it is likely the men were from North City. South County and South City have some very trashy people that commit crimes too, I have been a victim of in your area, it’s just not as publicized.

      • Have My Eye On You

        North County and North City it’s all the same, can’t tell the difference at night when all we see are the eyes shine in the night

      • Zero Candy Bar

        Barbara, I’m sure it’s safe to say that if someone from East Saint Louis came over and committed a crime it would most likely not be a white person I’m guessing…so geographical barriers and regions do matter. Duh goes duh neighbuhoood!

    • BananaMan

      It’s not like we’d have to do anything out of the ordinary, the violent criminals deliver themselves to us when they attack. The only difference is when the citizens are armed, the criminals have a chance to become a statistic instead of it always being the citizen.

  • C

    How convenient that this garbage liberal media goes to lengths to complain about the “horrible gunshot” that hit another person’s house, but REFUSES to show what the suspects look like or focus on that. Terrel Johnson. I bet the guys were black and the liberal media REFUSES to shown what they look like because two black guys trying a home invasion in a white families house ruins their narrative of anti-white racism. This is another bs attempt of a gun-grab by focusing on the neighbor and reverse racism by refusing to show the suspects faces.

    • SMC

      Liberal media? This is a Fox News website. Both men were clearly shown via photographs as black males and the family that was attacked have remained anonymous, so, they too could be black. If ignorance is bliss, you must be truly ecstatic.

      • Robert Johnson

        FOX-affiliate stations are not part of the Fox News Channel (FNC) or its parent companies and have no editorial connection.

    • AhmNee

      How sad that you taint a positive story of why we should never take away the rights of law abiding citizens because of what a vast minority of violent criminals do with guns by being a complete racist D-bag. It’s comments like yours that make responsible gun owners look bad.

    • Sam Williams

      You’re confused about your party titles. Fox is GOP – extreme GOP, so liberal causes are being pushed in this article. I imagine the suspects are indeed Black, but focusing on that would further the conservative agenda as much as it would the liberal agenda, you know, because most conservatives are white, rich, and racist and think every poor person (hello minorities) must want to be poor or they wouldn’t be. Whatever point you’re trying to make was canceled out by your brain atrophy.

      • Liberal Media Bias

        Sam Williams you’re a wanking lib, Fox is NOT GOP, it only seams GOP Republican “because” all other media is liberal, fox is fair and tells both sides, unlike your Communist News Network CNN and MSNBC = Most Socialistic Network Big Communists

      • Lowlife Liberals

        You wanking lib, race should always be brought up in news, it’s the TRUTH! You libs always want to change the story and beat around the bush, when the truth is there! It was 2 Blacks about to kill white people! How is that the Republican Agenda? Stupid Liberal!

    • Liz Hennessy

      Yeah, how dare they not actively try to reinforce your racism by focusing on what race the perpetrators were. People like you make everyone else who defends our 2nd amendment rights look like ignorant hicks.

      • Liberties! Not Liberals

        Liz, your obviously another confused liberal, how is “C” a hick? They are just stating the obvious, that the liberal media doesn’t even mention or show the suspects and victims, afraid of you liberals lashing out “RACE! RACE RACE Discrimination!” You libs are all the same, driving around with your bumper stickers that say “coexist” but in reality your the ones that cannot grasp this concept of coexisting. All “C” is telling us is the media is afraid to show black people getting what they deserve but not afraid of showing what white people deserve. That’s unfair and unjust. The truth shall be told whether you like it or not.

      • Liberties! Not Liberals

        Liz why call people names, C didn’t do that to anyone, they are just stating a FACT

  • B

    I would have done the something if someone was threatening my child’s life, it’s such a big deal cause guns were involved, let’s take them away, give me a break, cause making drugs illegal got them off the streets successful

  • ck

    Let me guess Tyrell was a recently returned Mormon missionary and his buddy was a Quaker. That right?

  • Protector of family

    Finally you see an example of how “legally owned” guns can save lives . If this father called police they most likely would not have been there in time. Stand up for the 2nd amendment!

    • Finally??

      What is this “finally”? Defensive legal gun usage is documented almost every day and QUITE A BIT MORE than illegal gun use….

  • Brandy

    Don’t be a VICTIM fight for your GUN rights!!!!!!!
    Thankfully this man was SMART and CARRIED a GUN that SAVED his DAUGHTER!!!!

    • jeremy n.

      Amen girl.The more people we have like that the better. We should be standing up for eachother, we may need it soon…..

  • Mike

    Without a gun in this home there is a possible robbery, two rapes and a triple homicide.
    An amazing dad.

  • Larry H

    The girl`s mother needs to go to the target range.
    Paper targets and moving targets.
    Muscle memory. Shooting with accuracy while under stress.

  • Eric

    How is this “Turned into a murder investigation”? No one was murdered. The dead dude was killed by someone lawfully defending their daughter.

    • Dave

      Under the felony-murder rule – a death occurred during the comission of a felony, so the (surviving) attacker can be charged with murder for the death of his accomplice.

  • Larry

    To Dad, Thank You , Happy Fathers Day. Mom go take a few more lessons, ha> just kidding, Thank God that the young girl is OK.

  • Correy Smith

    Putting a ban on gun ownership is not the answer. The criminals know where to go to get them. Law abiding citizens have no problem owning a gun and following the laws concerning their usage. But allowing the trash of this city to roam free doing as they please with an illegal gun needs to be met head on with a right-to-carry owner. Both of them got what they deserved except the one in critical condition needs to die. If he’s done it this time, he’s done it before and will continue to do it till some law abiding citizen or police stop him permanently. Those that commit these crimes deserve to be sent to the electric chair or gas chamber. I remember when this city was a nice place to live, now it’s nothing more than a hel* hole.

  • Ruger1

    Another story with a Happy Ending!!!! Glad the Family is Ok….Now it’s time for Mom to get MORE range time in.

  • Arby

    This story cannot be true. Shannon Watts says things like this do not happen, ever. The police, the news outlets, and the dead man are all making this up. Just ask Shannon.

  • doggercise

    It did not mention what type of guns the parents fired. Or what type of guns the the assailants had.
    Did they fire Uzis or AK-47s? If someone doesn’t want machine guns legally sold to the general public, are they a “lib” or a communist?

  • Liz Hennessy

    You racist commenters are the reason why no one takes 2nd amendment rights activists seriously anymore.

    • Liberty Without Liberals

      Liz, it’s liberals like you who make me proud to be Republican and Conservative and a “normal thinking” human being. You liberals are the ones that spout racism, just like you did. This involve “RACE” and “RACISM” because it INVOLVES RACISM! Blacks trying to kill whites! Your as dumb your liberal base. Stupid is what stupid does.

  • jeremy n.

    wow Liz a mindless communist. and if no one took us 2nd A people seriously there would be gun control already! The second amendment is more important today than it ever has been. because we have an illegal immigrant, Islamic, Marxist, dictator president!

    • Lazy Liberal Leeches

      Ron Harders, this is exactly my point! But the liberals here want to argue and call you racist by stating the obvious!

    • jeremy n.

      Because that would be racist! I mean it would be wrong to point out that blacks commit the most crime in the US. Next in line is guess who, ” illegal immigrants.” It will all come to head one day. I believe it may be a bloody one! God help all of us. America in under attack by our Government……

      • Lazy Liberal Leeches

        Yes Jeremy, you got it, even illegal immigrants have a chance to vote without an ID needed at the voting booth. That’s the base of the democrat party, lowlife scum like this, illegals, and idiots who want to leech off of our tax dollars. Why you think they need to raise taxes, for more leeches like illegals and ghetto bangers in jail, it’s getting ridiculous and anyone who’s not fed up with it is clueless of the facts. Plus society alone is turning liberal and we are breeding a culture of entitlement, everyone thinks they deserve a piece of the pie and want their fair share of everyone else’s hard earned money, prime example Obama’scare or ObamaNoCare. IRS scandals, national health circus fiasco, and endless other scams going on. This is what liberal society wants this is what it gets. Garbage In, Garbage Out! End result, news stories like this unfortunately. Fortunately this one ended with the best results possible.

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