Cops: 1 dead after dad, mom shoot at gunmen confronting teen daughter

An attempted home invasion turned into a murder investigation Tuesday morning.

One suspect is dead and another is in critical condition after allegedly holding a gun to a teen’s head.

St. Louis police are releasing chilling details of a late night shooting in south St. Louis that left one person dead, another injured and a neighborhood shaken up.

It all went down at 11:00 p.m. Monday on Newport near Neosho in the Bevo Mill neighborhood. Investigators say it all started with a teenaged girl being confronted by two armed men in front of her home. It ended with one of the suspects dead and another hospitalized.

St. Louis police say a 17-year-old girl was outside of her home getting something from a car when two armed men confronted her and demanded that she return to her home.

The girl’s father saw the suspects walking his daughter toward the home. That’s when police say the teen’s father, a 34-year-old man, got his gun and fired several shots at the suspects, hitting both of them. The girl’s mother, also 34, got another gun and fired a round as well, not hitting either suspect.

The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect ran away, got into the first suspect’s car and contacted his brother to take him to the hospital.

Police identify the suspect who was killed as 31-year-old Terrell Johnson from north St. Louis. The second suspect- a 33-year-old man- is hospitalized in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and both thighs. Police say he will face charges.Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 2.59.37 PM

There was also a 5-year-old boy in the home. Fortunately, nobody in the house was injured.

This is a developing story. Check out sister station KTVI for the latest updates.

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13 comments

    • Annie

      That’s an ignorant statement. I not only live in Chicago, but have family member and friends who are police officers. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, you should just STFU.

      • mike

        the chicago police gave up fighting for certain areas and are in over their heads in regards to fighting crime. the criminals run the streets at night, and chicago might have prosecuted these paents, as you can shoot a perp inside YOUR house, not outside.

      • Mike Payne

        I lived in Chicago for 58yrs Annie, and he is . E X A C T L Y . R I G H T . — Why should he STFU?
        Jon Burge had “friends and family” too, didn’t he — so that makes Jon a “Good Guy”?

  • Lisa

    ONE LESS THUG TO WORRY ABOUT,THANK GOD THAT FAMILY HAD PROTECTION AND THEY GOT OUT OF THIS ALIVE…..HOPE THE OTHER THUG TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORST AND DIE TOO!!!

  • Seriously

    I certainly hope the parents had registered their guns and had all the permits for them! After all we must protect the rights of the thugs.

  • LibertarianHoosier

    "There was also a 5-year-old boy in the home. Fortunately, nobody in the house was injured."

    LOL how slanted is WGN!!! Fortunately, this didn't occur in Chicago, because both the parents, the 5 year old, and teenage daughter would not have been legally able to defend themselves with a gun, would probably be chalk lines, and these guys would be continuing to add to the Chi-town body count.

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