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Suspected intruder shot, killed by homeowner in Webster Groves, police say

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Brian Vazquez

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. — A burglary suspect who was shot and killed by a homeowner in Webster Groves earlier this month has been identified.

At around 2:51 a.m. on Aug. 13, Webster Groves police were called to a home in the 1400 block of Grant Road for a burglary in progress.

Police said a man got into the home through a back door where he was confronted by the homeowner, who was armed with a shotgun. The homeowner reported that they told the suspect to leave the home, but the man didn’t comply and that’s when the homeowner shot the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Aug. 24, police identified the suspect as 43-year-old Brian Vazquez. Police said he was homeless.