Man in custody for shooting alleged copper thief

1:30 PM, Jan 12, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) -- A man is in custody after shooting another man he says was stealing copper from his property Friday night.

Police say around 9:00 p.m. the property owner found a 55-year-old man he believed was stealing copper, pursued him, and attempted to detain him. After a short physical confrontation, the owner shot the victim in the shoulder with a shotgun.

The shooting victim is in stable condition. Charges against the property owner are pending.


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