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Armed homeowner shoots at would-be burglars

7:02 PM, Jan 12, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- Would-be burglars got a big and loud surprise when they tried to break into a North St. Louis home Wednesday afternoon.

The suspects thought a home in the 4800 block of Carter Avenue was empty shortly after 2 p.m.

What they found was the 56-year-old homeowner, armed and ready to defend her house. She fired several shots at the four suspects, who immediately fled the scene.

Two people were taken into custody a short time later.  They were not wounded.

Police are unsure if the homeowner, who is a block captain for her street, struck the other two suspects, who remain at-large.

KSDK

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