Teenager suspected of carjacking shot and killed by car’s owner in St. Louis suburb


JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy suspected in an attempted carjacking was shot to death by the car’s owner in suburban St. Louis, police in Jennings said.

The incident happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday at a gas station parking lot, police said. Officers called to the gas station found the boy with gunshot wounds and a 53-year-old man suspected of shooting him at the scene.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died about an hour later, police said. Police said an accomplice with the injured boy ran away and has not been found.

Police have not released the names of the boy killed or the man who shot him. The man was taken in for questioning. Officers took guns from the man and the boy who was shot, police said.

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