Man shot after answering front door in south St. Louis

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by Evita Caldwell and Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 6:29 PM

(KMOV) -- St. Louis Police are investigating after a man was shot during a home invasion in the Tower Grove East neighborhood in south St. Louis late Tuesday night.

Police say a 38-year-old man was at his home in the 2800 block of Minnesota Ave. around 11:15 a.m. when he heard two men knocking on his door.

When he answered the door, the two men rushed in and announced a robbery. A fight broke out and the victim was shot in the stomach while trying to disarm the suspect.

The victim managed to grab their gun and the suspects fled the scene with the man’s cell phone.

The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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