Police: Suspect chased, shot by victim after robbery in Affton

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 12 at 10:54 AM

8300 Crest Industrial Court -- Affton, MO

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AFFTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A robbery suspect is recovering after he was chased down and shot by his alleged victim, according to police.

The incident happened in the 8300 block of Crest Industrial Court in Affton around 8 p.m. Friday.

Police say the victim, a 31-year-old man, saw a 55-year-old man stealing cooper from his truck, and chased the suspect's vehicle into south St. Louis City. The victim then reportedly confronted the robbery suspect in the area of S. Broadway and Gasconade. The victim tried to detain the robber and after the physical confrontation, shot him in the arm.

Authorities say the suspect was hospitalized, but is expected to be fine.

No word yet on what charges the robbery suspect or the victim will face.

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