- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

BLACK JACK, Mo. (AP) - A burglary suspect in suburban St. Louis is dead after being shot by the homeowner.

The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Monday in an unincorporated part of north St. Louis County, near the town of Black Jack. The homeowner told police he heard a banging noise on his front door.

The homeowner retrieved a gun. A short time later, police say two suspects went to the back door and broke in.

Police say the homeowner and the suspects exchanged shots. One of the suspects was pronounced dead at the scene. Police were searching for the second man.

The homeowner was not hurt.

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