Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Shots and Kills Teenager Attempting to Rob Him in Forest Park
St. Louis police say an off-duty sheriff's deputy from St. Charles County shot and killed a teenager who was trying to rob him in Forest Park.
The deputy also shot two other young men in the incident late Monday night. Both are hospitalized.
The 18-year-old killed was shot three times in the abdomen. His name has not been released, nor has the name of the deputy.
The deputy and a female friend were uninjured.
Police say the deputy and his friend were jogging about 11:15 p.m. when the trio came toward them and announced a robbery. Police say they had a gun and were wearing hoodies and dark clothing.
The deputy saw the assailants' gun, pulled out his own gun and fired.