Police are investigating after a suspected car thief was shot and killed in Lake St. Louis early Friday morning.

According to Captain Chris Digiuseppi with the Lake St. Louis Police Department, the incident started when a call for a stolen vehicle came out near the intersection of Lake St. Louis Boulevard and Quail Meadows Court around 1 a.m. The caller then told police that shots were fired and requested assistance

Scene photos: Suspected car thief shot, killed in Lake St. Louis

When police and EMS arrived, the found a person shot dead inside the stolen vehicle. The owner of the vehicle told police that he shot the person inside of the vehicle and that they had stolen his car.

Police are not releasing any other information at this time.