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Child, 11, kills home invasion suspect in north St. Louis

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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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Authorities said an 11-year-old child and his 4-year-old sister were home on Hallwood Drive, near Castle Point, when two men attempted to break in. The suspects attempted to get into the home twice, but failed. They made their way inside through the front door on the third attempt around 2:30 p.m.
The 11-year-old picked up a gun and fatally shot a 16-year-old suspect. The second alleged intruder was arrested shortly after the incident. The children's mother purchased the gun for protection. She was not home at the time of the shooting. Police said she is cooperating with authorities.

No other details were made immediately available.

Child, 11, kills home invasion suspect in north St.

there's not much more to the report.

it has two videos, the second one says the intruder was 20.

all i can say, pretty brave kid. protecting his sister.
just hope it doesn't mess with him to much.
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edit on 9/3/2015 by semperfortis because: Copy the EXACT Headline



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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Smart Mom....

Other than moving that is.

St. Louis is a #hole.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

i've heard that about st louis.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

the kids 11, it will probably will mess him up


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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Lets see how gun control advocates try to spin this. I say props to the 11 year old for remaining calm and defending himself and his sister. Props to mom for purchasing the weapon and for teaching her children how to use it and under what circumstances it should be used in.

While the article doesn't go into detail in that area I will error on the sides of education and good parenting.

Missouri is a castle doctrine state. Once a person enters a residence in this manner it automatically meets all requirements for the use of deadly force. If someone is going to complain about the 16 year old who was shot maybe they should focus on the fact the 16 year old brought it on himself when he decided to break the law.
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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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Happy to hear this outcome versus what may have happened. I'm curious if the Mom trained the 11yo about safely storing and handling procedures, or if was simply a reaction by the boy's life being threatened and him using any means to protect his little sister. I'm sure he's traumatized by the incident, but kudos to a lad who went to extreme lengths to protect his family.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Ozsheeple

it's possible, but kids are pretty resilient. he may not even think about much a year from now, especially if it turns out that these were some real bad guys. people will tell him how brave he was.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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Kinda torn here. The kid showed great courage and must have been shooting with someone before I would think, but leaving an 11 year old home with his 4 year old sister is likely going to be a problem for the mother.

He obviously knew where the gun was and how to use it so that leads me to believe the mom was a pretty responsible gun owner and the kid was mature beyond his years.

I am very glad it turned out for the best for them, but yes, it will definitely require this kid seeing a therapist for a while to be ok.

I would call him a hero for protecting his sister.
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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:37 PM
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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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A criminal is dead and another in custody and 2 children are alive and unharmed - well done young fella - you just learned a valuable lesson about the 2nd....and the advantages thereof.

After all, who knows what may have transpired had the gun not been available - I mean, we could be reading a story about 2 children raped and murdered and the perpetrators are still at large.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:42 PM
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i read another report from NBC news where the cops are already raggin on the mom


It's troubling to say the least and shows that too many young people have access to handguns and the results are usually tragic," St. Louis County Sgt. Brian Schellman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Phil Helsel Twitter Email
Boy, 11, Fatally Shoots Teenage Intruder During Home Invasion


well maybe not raggin on the mom but he wasn't praising the boy.
here is the ST. Louis Dispatch article.
11-year-old St. Louis County boy fatally shoots 16-year-old home invader



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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A bit mixed on this one. Good job on the brother, but why the heck were these children alone? 11 and 6, and home alone with a gun? Fabulous outcome, but I personally would NEVER leave children of that age home alone, let alone with a loaded gun within reach.


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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: hounddoghowlie

A criminal is dead and another in custody and 2 children are alive and unharmed - well done young fella - you just learned a valuable lesson about the 2nd....and the advantages thereof.

After all, who knows what may have transpired had the gun not been available - I mean, we could be reading a story about 2 children raped and murdered and the perpetrators are still at large.


Yep. Had it gone the other way the anti gun crowd would have been going off the rails. Since guns saved the day for these two children, I would bet a paycheck that none will show up and say... Maybe they aren't 100% evil...

Never going to happen.

I'm glad this young man kept his wits and the only life lost was the one at fault.

ETA - I certainly hope that they don't make this young boy feel bad about what he did. He will likely have issues with it to begin with. He certainly doesn't need adults making him feel like what he did was wrong.
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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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Awesome! Good on that kid for protecting something he probably barely has a grip on (although this story says otherwise). Truly awesome 👍👍

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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Xcathdra

i read another report from NBC news where the cops are already raggin on the mom


It's troubling to say the least and shows that too many young people have access to handguns and the results are usually tragic," St. Louis County Sgt. Brian Schellman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Phil Helsel Twitter Email
Boy, 11, Fatally Shoots Teenage Intruder During Home Invasion


well maybe not raggin on the mom but he wasn't praising the boy.
here is the ST. Louis Dispatch article.
11-year-old St. Louis County boy fatally shoots 16-year-old home invader



Well that is stupid. The kid did the job for the cops. He should get a medal for that.

I just hope the community around him tells him he did the right thing and supports him.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
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LOL...somebody starred my dbl post...that's a new one.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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I just hope the kid can get to live a normal life after that god awful experience.


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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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and what the Sgt. is ignoring is the fact that had he not used the gun its possible his agency would be investigating a double homicide. The police were not there and there is no telling how long it would have taken for law enforcement to respond.

The notion people should rely on the police for protection is based on the logical fallacy that police can be everywhere at once and be present before a crime occurs.

Its time we stop treating victims like suspects and suspects like victims.
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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Xcathdra

i read another report from NBC news where the cops are already raggin on the mom


It's troubling to say the least and shows that too many young people have access to handguns and the results are usually tragic," St. Louis County Sgt. Brian Schellman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Phil Helsel Twitter Email
Boy, 11, Fatally Shoots Teenage Intruder During Home Invasion


well maybe not raggin on the mom but he wasn't praising the boy.
here is the ST. Louis Dispatch article.
11-year-old St. Louis County boy fatally shoots 16-year-old home invader



Well that is stupid. The kid did the job for the cops. He should get a medal for that.


You mean a paid vacation right? (trying to shed some humor hehe)



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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Chalk one up for the good guys with guns.



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