Elderly homeowner shoots, kills two home invasion suspects

SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KRON) — Police are investigating a double shooting that left two alleged robbers dead Tuesday afternoon.

Police say it was an act of self-defense. The 73-year-old man shot and killed two suspects who entered his house and tried to rob him.

The man was working in his garage when the suspects, Jonathan Warren, 18, and Lonnie Middlebrook, 20, allegedly entered the home and held him at gunpoint.

Police said the homeowner grabbed his own gun and fired it at the suspects. Both were killed.

Neighbors say the homeowner and his wife are well liked in the community.

“They were very nice. You just kind of see them come and go they would speak, when the weather was nice, they were out. They are nice people,” said neighbor Kim Bryant.

CNN Newsource contributed to this report

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