Several suspects break into house, kill homeowner in north St. Louis County

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

DELLWOOD, Mo.—A St. Louis County homeowner is dead after several suspects broke into his home and shot him after a struggle.

The crime happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday in Dellwood. The victim is 38-year-old Bryant Carruth.

St. Louis County police spokesman Rick Eckhard says three or four men entered Carruth’s home and confronted him and his wife. Carruth was shot after a struggle. The suspects took items from the home and got away.

Carruth’s wife was not injured. Police say robbery was the apparent motive.

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