Two men in police custody after attempted burglary leads to shooting

7:24 PM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) - Two men are in police custody after investigators say an attempted burglary turned into a shooting.

Police were called to Metro East Tow Yard on Ridge Avenue in East St. Louis Saturday to check out reports of a burglary.

Before officers arrived, investigators say shots were fired, and one of the suspects was shot in the face by the tow yard's owner.

The injured suspect was transported to the hospital, but somehow investigators say he managed to get away.

Police tracked the suspect down at his girlfriend's apartment in the Orr Weathers Housing Complex a short time later.

The second suspect was not hurt in the ordeal.

Both men are now in police custody.

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