ST. LOUIS • A would-be robber and one of his intended victims were injured after gunfire erupted at a home on South Jefferson Avenue Wednesday night, police said.
The robber entered the home and shot a man inside, but another victim in the house was able to get a gun and fire back, and a witness outside also fired shots at the fleeing bandit, police said. The injured suspect was arrested about eight miles away.
Both injured men were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not available, but police said they were stable.
It began about 9:30 p.m. when the robber entered a home in the 2300 block of South Jefferson Avenue and demanded money, witnesses told police. He shot one of the five people inside, a 67-year-old man, in the back, police said.
Another man inside the home, 29, grabbed his own gun and shot the robber in the leg, police said. The robber fled, but continued to fire shots.
A 32-year-old man who saw this also pulled out a gun and shot at the fleeing robber's vehicle, according to police. The robber shot at him, too, but missed.
Police broadcast a description and the injured suspect was arrested on Harlan Avenue, off North Broadway in the Baden neighborhood.
The man's name has not been released because he had not yet been charged.