Suspected Car Thief Shot, Killed in Lake Saint Louis

The Lake Saint Louis Police Department issued a press release this morning about an overnight shooting fatality.

Police responded to a 911 call that came in at 12:51 a.m. about an unknown subject who was attempting to steal a vehicle on Monterey Cyprus Drive in the southeast area of the city, across Lake Saint Louis Boulevard from Lake Forest Country Club.

“The same caller advised that shots were fired at the scene and requested assistance,” police said.

When police and EMS arrived, they found an unknown subject in the vehicle that had been reported stolen. The subject, who had been shot, was deceased.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch identified the vehicle as a Volkswagen Passat, and reported that the suspect was in his 20s.

The Lake Saint Louis resident who owned the vehicle said that he shot at the subject who had taken the vehicle.

An investigation is ongoing.