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Teen truck thief shot, killed by owner in St. Louis neighborhood

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By Jacob Kuerth By Jacob Kuerth

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A suspected truck thief in St. Louis is dead after being shot by the owner of the vehicle.

The shooting happened Sunday morning, killing 18-year-old Charles Kemp.

The 31-year-old owner of the pickup truck started the vehicle then went back inside and left it running. Police say that's when Kemp got in and began to drive away.

The owner came out of the home and fired several shots. Kemp was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The truck's owner was taken into custody because of outstanding warrants, and authorities have not yet determined whether he will face charges for shooting Kemp.

The name of the truck owner was not released.

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