Men shot, killed attempting to steal truck in Bevo neighborhood ID'd

The Bevo Mills homeowner was reportedly visibly shaken after firing the shots.

ST. LOUIS - Two men were killed in a double shooting in the Bevo neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, and police said the shooter was the homeowner.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police said the shooting happened on the 4100 block of Taft Avenue at around 4 p.m.

Police said the 73-year-old homeowner was in his garage when he was approached by two armed men. One of the men put his gun to the head of the homeowner and told the homeowner to back up. The homeowner then pulled out his gun taht he had in his pocket and shot the men. 

Police said the men wanted the homeowner's car, and one of the men had a stolen gun.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. On Wednesday they were identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Warren of Florissant and 20-year-old Lonnie Middlebrook of Ferguson. 

Homicide detectives are investigating, and police said the incident looks like a case of self-defense.


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