Burglar killed by north St. Louis County homeowner; police search for 2nd suspect

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A burglar was shot and killed by homeowner near the intersection of Rocket and Space in north St. Louis County.

The homeowner tells police that he heard a loud banging at his door at around 10:30am Monday morning. He looked out his window to see two men who he did not recognize standing on his front porch. That is when the homeowner went to grab his gun.

The two men went to the back of the home and broke in through the back door. They were inside the home when an exchange of gunfire rang out. The homeowner shot and killed one of the would be burglars. The other suspect fled the scene.

The deceased burglar has been identified by his family as 19-year-old Tramel Day. Police have his gun. They have also taken the homeowner's gun in for evidence.

The homeowner is not injured. Neighbors tell FOX 2 that he just moved into the home.  Investigators are still talking with him about what happened.

It does not appear that the homeowner will face any charges because he was protecting his home.

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