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Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in St. Louis County, police say

The alleged intruder, 43-year-old Frank Campbell of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A man was killed Monday evening in a shooting in north St. Louis County.

According to the St. Louis County Police Department, officers responded to a call for a shooting at 4:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Thunderhead Drive near Interstate 270. There, officers discovered a man suffering from gunshot wounds. 

The man, 43-year-old Frank Campbell of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Campbell, while armed with a handgun, had unlawfully entered a home on Thunderhead Drive and was shot by the homeowner in self-defense after an altercation.

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