Homeowner Guns Down Man Entering His Home

ROBERTSVILE, Mo. - Thursday night (Feb. 26) at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.

The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him, according to Sheriff Gary Toelke.

In a state released by Toelke he said that when arrived on the scene  they located the subject inside the front door of the residence who was deceased.

He is identified as a white male, age 60 from St. Clair.  The homeowner stated that he and the subject had been in a prior argument.  He reported that the subject entered his residence with a weapon and he shot the subject in self defense.  A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Further investigation is being conducted at this time.  The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  No charges have been filed as of this release.