Alleged Burglar Enters Backdoor, Dies from Shotgun Blast

PARK CITY, KS - FEBRUARY 26: Police tape hangs across the street in front of the house that Dennis Rader lives in February 26, 2005 in Park City, Kansas. Rader is the suspect whom police have arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the 10 deaths now tied …
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An alleged burglar in Webster Groves, Missouri, entered the backdoor of a residence yesterday and died after the homeowner shot him with a shotgun.

KSDK reports that the incident occurred around 2:50 a.m.

The homeowner grabbed shotgun and confronted the suspect, telling him to leave. The suspect allegedly refused to comply so the homeowner shot him.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

KMOV notes that Greg O’Brien, a nearby neighbor, agreed with the homeowner’s actions.

O’Brien said, “I would have done the same. That’s the first thing I did when I heard my dogs go crazy, I grabbed my handgun.”

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