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Intruders Hold Teen at Gunpoint, Dad Shoots Them, Kills One: Police

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Lindsay Toler
Police charged one suspect with murder, kidnapping and burglary.
A father shot two armed men, killing one, as they forced their way inside his family's home while aiming their guns at his teenage daughter Monday night, according to St. Louis police.

One of the suspected gunmen, Terrell Johnson, 31, of the 4500 block of Natural Bridge Road, died on the family's living room floor after the father, 34, shot him.

The second suspect, Cortez McClinton, 33, of the 3100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and armed criminal action. He is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

See also: Four Teens Charged After South City Shooting, Robbery Spree Puts Victim in Hospital

The teen girl and her father, as well as her mother and a five-year-old boy also inside the home, were not injured.

The seventeen-year-old girl originally went outside the home in the 4600 block of Newport Avenue around 11 p.m. Monday to retrieve an item from a car. Two gunmen approached her and demanded she walk back into the home with them, according to police.

The father saw his daughter with the two men and grabbed his gun, shooting the suspects as they entered the house. The mother, 34, also grabbed a gun and shot a round at the suspects; she did not strike them, police said.

After Johnson collapsed unconscious onto the living room floor, the second suspect escaped in Johnson's car, calling his brother to take him to the hospital.

Here's the full report from police:

Incident: Homicide

Location: 4600 block of Newport

Date/Time: 6/09/14 @ 23:00

Victim #1: 34-year old black male

Victim #2: 17-year old black female

Victim #3: 34-year old white female

Victim #4: 5-year old black male

Suspect #1: Terrell Johnson, 31-year old black male of the 4500 block of Natural
Bridge (deceased)

Suspect #2: 33-year old black male (critical/stable)

Victim #2 reported she was outside her residence retrieving property from a vehicle when
the suspects approached her, armed with guns, and demanded she return to her residencewith them. The suspects began to walk Victim #2 back into her residence. Victim #1, who is the father of Victim #2, observed the suspects with his daughter, retrieved his firearm and fired several shots at the suspects, striking both of them as they entered his residence. Victim #3, who is the mother of Victim #2, also retrieved a firearm and fired one round at the suspects, not striking them. Suspect #1 collapsed on the living room floor and was pronounced deceased on the scene. Suspect #2 fled the scene on foot, entered Suspect #1's vehicle and contacted his brother, who conveyed him to a hospital. Suspect #2 was treated for gunshot wounds to the chest and both thighs and listed in critical/stable condition. At large warrants will be sought for Suspect #2. None of the victims were injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.



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Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

So...some people JUST SO HAPPENed to have guns as they just so happened to watch their daughter JUST SO HAPPEN to go outside where two men JUST SO HAPPEN to want to force the daughter back into the house at gunpoint for NO APPARENT REASON. In what world does crap like this happen? IN A DRUG DEALERS WORLD...or in a Liam Neeson movie...and I can tell you, Liam Neeson doesn't live in Bevo.

Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

NO, but this isn't about YOU. (awww, doesn't that make you MAD???) It's about druggies putting their families in danger.

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

I'm surprised the liberal rag that is RFT like this pro gun story so much to keep bringing it up..

Phil Janovick
Phil Janovick

This happened 2 weeks ago...... ???? Any dad would do the same ????? I'd hope !!!

Doug Fulfs
Doug Fulfs

So I must have something to with drugs beings im armed 24/7 (ccw) an have multiple firearms in my home?

James Patrick
James Patrick

And thats crap to assume there was drug dealing involved. Just because you own a firearm does not mean your a criminal.

James Patrick
James Patrick

Awesome, just awesome. No need for police in that household.

Linda SansSouci
Linda SansSouci

P.S. "None of the victims WAS injured." Please get this right: None is SINGULAR!!!!

Lace King
Lace King

Perfect story for this post.

Lace King
Lace King

I don't think the idea is that it's "new news," but rather, showing an example of an EXEMPLARY father in the STL region.

Adam Usher
Adam Usher

This happened on the 9th. Why bring it up as a Fathers Day topic? Stay classy RFT.

Mark Rice
Mark Rice

Not hero's. Drug dealers. Ripping them off

Jake
Jake

Wild story. I'm not a huge fan of guns, but I think it's worth mentioning, considering some of the comments below, that although it's easy to come up with statistics related to gun killings, figures related to crime prevention as the result of a gun being brandished are hard to come by.

Think of the woman walking through a dark alley who scares off a potential rapist by brandishing a gun, or the guy who scares off a burglar by arming (pumping) a shotgun, etc. These kinds of things surely happen all the time; however, we'll never know about them because often such instances don't involve a police report.

Do these instances of self defense via gun brandishing outnumber gun murders? I'm not sure, but I think it's very likely.


Also, it's good to remember, as someone pointed out below: The police are generally a reactive -- not proactive -- force. Until we step up our crime-predicting abilities, that will be the case. Who knows? Perhaps drones monitoring high-crime areas could change this.

Rachel Davidson
Rachel Davidson

Edward, go tell the father of this girl that was saved by a gun that didn't in fact save her. My children are taught guns are dangerous if in the wrong hands. With every article you post I can post ten more that prove a firearm in a household is beneficial. It's your prerogative if you chose to be unarmed and its mine if I want to protect my kids. It's that simple.

Edward Hecker
Edward Hecker

And, Rachel, moving to another country doesn't change how things work in this country. I think I'll stay, thanks.

Edward Hecker
Edward Hecker

I invite everyone to google this question and just read the excerpt summaries that come up "Are children safer with guns in the house?", too.

Edward Hecker
Edward Hecker

What is truly sick is thinking a gun in the same house with children is a meathod of enhancing their safety. It is quite the opposite if you bother to read the stats.

Michelle Accardi
Michelle Accardi

The courts and jails are to blame. The courts slap their hands and say dont do it again while the jail boots them out to make room for the guy who got busted with his personel stash of weed.

Bridget Scott
Bridget Scott

i am laughing my tail off. approached the wrong one.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

remember this the next time some lib says nobody with a gun has ever stopped a bad guy with a gun.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Score one for Pops!  One is done and the other caught one in the chest and in each thigh.


Sorry it happened but happy the kids weren't hurt.


Renee Horeen
Renee Horeen

Rachel, I stand behind you 100% as a parent. Apparently these asses prefer to be victims and I bet they are also the same ones making excuses for the suspects. "Oh, he was poor and lived in the city" "He didnt have a father growing up" BS LOL.

Renee Horeen
Renee Horeen

I was expecting to see your awful mug, Matt. I just love how you like to jump into conversations and try to call someone out for being a "dick" while acting like an arrogant fuckwad. You liberals are all the same, you get shown some facts and you get your dirty panties in a bunch LOL love it In case your reading skills aren't up to par, the douche made a disgusting statement when she said she be damned if someone tries to stop her from protecting her kids. So, yeah ,you ugly asshole, that jerk deserves to be talked to as he was. You both are piss poor excuses for men. I just can't get over how ugly you are. Damn! Please move away with ol Edward so you guys can give each other reach arounds.

Amy Dwyer Lucas
Amy Dwyer Lucas

Chris...may want to review the CCW requirements. I am not required to have a conceal and carry to have a legal firearm in my home. Conceal and carry has nothing to do with firearms in your home. Please educate yourself before making comments in a public forum.

Amy Dwyer Lucas
Amy Dwyer Lucas

Jim Siebum....since on the thread, thank you for your service and the risks you take daily.

Amy Dwyer Lucas
Amy Dwyer Lucas

You always have the choice to not live in the city, if it's as undesirable as you say....I'm sure the county will take you....

Amy Dwyer Lucas
Amy Dwyer Lucas

Nice job to the parents who protected their children in their home...by individuals who were not invited and intended to do harm. And thank you to the STLPD, the negative comments I've seen make me so disappointed. Please ignore them...and thank you for the risk you take daily.

Dave Yarbrough
Dave Yarbrough

The fact that we have to actually wait for people to break into our houses before shooting them is bullshit. #PreemptiveStrikes

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

Why do I read the comments? I must be a masochist...

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

And just because someone disagrees with you doesn't make them a "piss poor excise for a man", a-hole.

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

Well, since you're kind of being a dick, I'll go ahead and point out that there are a whole lot of other countries that are a whole lot safer. But seriously, take that sanctimonious "love it or leave it" attitude and shove it.

Rachel Davidson
Rachel Davidson

Edward, if you don't like the current laws we have here in the US, by all means move to those other countries that you think are wonderful and so safe with their strict gun control laws. It is my job as a parent to protect my young at any cost, that's a given and no piss poor excuse of a man is going to try to convince me otherwise. If you enjoy being a victim, that's great but I won't.

John John
John John

If gun laws will prevent criminals from obtaining guns we should make crack, heroin, cocaine, and meth illegal........oh wait.

Renee Horeen
Renee Horeen

Rachel, you are justified if you want to kick his disgusting, stretched out ass.

Renee Horeen
Renee Horeen

That was a sick comment, Edward, even for you. You are fucked in the head and I bet your little pansy ass would use a child as a shield.

Rachel Davidson
Rachel Davidson

You are one sick individual Edward. You would justify my family being attacked and possibly killed to prove some sick, twisted point.

Edward Hecker
Edward Hecker

With any luck, someday, Rachel, you will be damned.

Rachel Davidson
Rachel Davidson

I don't understand why some people cannot understand that even if gun laws are made stricter (which only punishes a law abiding citizen) the criminals will still kill. We don't need any more laws, we need the enforcement of the laws we already have. The suspect that lived was already accused of 1st degree murder but was let go due to a witness failing to testify. Neither of these guys should have been on the streets. I am a proud gun owner and live in the area this happened and Ill be damned if someone tries to take away my right to protect myself and those two little girls in my profile picture.

Victoria Schultz
Victoria Schultz

ONCE AGAIN--COPS DO NOT PREVENT CRIME.... LAWS DO NOT PREVENT CRIME... GUN BANS DO NOT PREVENT CRIME.....only WE can prevent crime. Only WE can protect ourselves. Only WE can raise our kids to be good people. It is NOT up to lawmakers and uniform wearers--it is up to US to create a safe environment. The only thing cops do is clean up the mess and sometimes--if we are lucky, they catch the bad guys. The rest is up to us. What kind of world do you want to live in? Stop counting on "them" to create it for you.

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