Breaking News
More () »

Suspected intruder shot and killed in St. Louis, police say

A 60-year-old man who lived in the home said he shot a suspect who was trying to climb through his kitchen window
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — A 60-year-old man shot and killed a suspect who he said was trying to break into his home in the College Hill neighborhood on Nov. 19.

St. Louis police responded at 11 p.m. to a burglary call at a home on the 1500 block of East Grand Ave.

When they arrived, they found a man lying on the back porch with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as Patrick Evans, 43, of the 1100 block of Penrose St. in St. Louis.

The man who lives at the home told police he was inside when he heard Evans at his backdoor. He then grabbed his gun and shot him as he tried to climb through the kitchen window.

The homeowner was taken into custody, but later released, police said.

A homicide investigation is underway.


Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/


Before You Leave, Check This Out